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Winter Solstice

December 21



The winter solstice, also called the hibernal solstice, occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. This happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. Wikipedia

Date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Also called: Midwinter; the Shortest Day; the Longest Night
Celebrations: Festivals, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing, fires
Related to: Winter festivals
Significance: Astronomically marks the beginning of lengthening days and shortening nights


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