Historically, many cultures revered the Winter Solstice
as a time to take stock, and express gratitude for Nature.
As well as the winter solstice
, here are some of the others that take place: Samhain: Or Halloween, as we call it.
I think the memory of winter solstice
behaviour must be traditionally in built in Britons.
happens in the Southern Hemisphere in the month of June and in the Northern Hemisphere in December.
The event, Winter Solstice
, will run from 7pm-9pm on December 20, at the close of the shortest day and as well as marking the longest night of the solar calendar - with an international flavour inspired by the Persian winter solstice
Shab-e Yalda - it promises plenty festive fun accompanied by music and workshops.
The reverse occurs after the winter solstice
, with the days lengthening slowly at first and picking up speed by mid-winter - Groundhog Day.
During the winter solstice
, the light of the setting sun entering through the gate of the monument illuminates the sacred motab.
At the winter solstice
, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.
Darkness into Hope and Light,'' the latest winter solstice
concert by the Band of Voices, will be 7:30 p.
Sign of the goat MR HADLEY, who found a medal in his allotment, may care to know that the astrological sign Capricorn rules the dates December 22-January 19 and marks the beginning of the winter solstice
NEW AGE ROMANCE: People embrace by the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge, as access to the site is given to druids, New Age followers and members of the public on the annual winter solstice
But the Romans got the calendar all bollixed up (hope we aren't offending any ancient Romans out there) and the winter solstice
fell on December 25.
On the evenings leading up to this Winter Solstice
, your favourite METAXA cocktails will take you on a journey that lights up your night.
The 17th annual Winter Solstice
Lantern Walk is Dec.
Families can enjoy a range of 'family-friendly adventure trips', with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in Belize for the December 21st Maya Winter Solstice
- a pivotal time of reflection and renewal for the Mayan culture that occurs every 52,000 years.