Winter Solstice Around the World

Winter has many faces that all differ, and for some cultures and religions, long winter nights are a cause for celebration. Let’s take a look at a few.

The winter season is known for its long, cold nights, as well as its bright, white days. Falling snow, pine wreaths, and crackling fires can define a cozy winter night, but so can cold winds howling through naked tree branches and endless stretches of a black night sky. For some cultures and religions, long and dark winter nights are a cause for celebration. For centuries, the winter solstice—the name given to the shortest day and the longest night of the year on the Northern Hemisphere—has been just that for pagans, Buddhists, and those from Ancient Rome, China, England, and more. Celebrating culture and…


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