Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Winter Solstice

The shortest day of the year. The longest night. The precise moment of the 2005 solstice will be December 21, 2005 at 1:35 P.M. EST. Facts about Solstice. This day is a turning point in the calendar of life. A beginning of a new year, a new season. A chance to look for spring, new crops, and the warmth of the summer sun. This day was celebrated by almost every ancient society and most of our Christmas traditions come from these celebrations of the sun. Mistletoe, yule logs, presents, evergreen.

To celebrate today, you could make a night sky mobile, take a quiz about Winter Solstice, learn about the plants associated with winter solstice, light a lantern and dance with the Secret Lantern Society
or you can a> sit in the dark then welcome the light.

What ever you do today... don't wake up your friends or neighbors at 3:45 a.m. because the sun will not be up... unless you live in Antartica.

2 comments:

Blue Vegetarian said...

What about World Peace Day, Humbug Day, National Flashlight Day, and Look On The Bright Side Day?

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Sorry, I did miss a few. My bad. Though, I think it might be a bit difficult to blog about every holiday. And it might get a bit tedious.

But, how did I miss National Flashlight Day?