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December 21, 2008 / jadettman

Shortest Day

Today marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of 2008 and the point at which days start getting longer again as we head toward spring.

For various reasons, Britt and I generally celebrate Solstice each year as our mid-Winter holiday. We still give gifts and visit family for the usual round of Christmas celebrations, though we don’t observe Christmas otherwise.

As most folks know, before there was Christmas, many cultures held mid-Winter observances. The Winter Solstice was an important time of the year, marking as it does the halfway point of the psychologically depressing winter bleakness and giving folks something to look forward to.

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