Category: Folklore

Top winter solstice celebrations in the northern hemisphere

Since ancient times, humankind has observed seasonal changes in the sky and paid homage, if not in the grandiose form of an actual temple or other solid structure, then in the form of a celebration of some kind. The December solstice, often misleadingly called just the ‘winter’ solstice, is a phenomenon which marks the point of midwinter in the northern hemisphere (and conversely, midsummer in the southern hemisphere). It occurs around the 21st December (it...