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Happy Winter Solstice Northern Hemisphere folks, the Sun is coming back soon:)

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posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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Ah, the Sun has set here in the UK on the shortest day of our year. A minute or two of more sunlight each day slowly returning from this week. It is the only reason I care about this time of year, and I'm of the opinion that the Solstice was the original reason people celebrated this period in the days before Christianity was even invented.

I offer my best wishes to all in the coming new year, which starts tomorrow in my mind...yay the Sun is coming back, the Sun is coming back...




posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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This has me excited!! Can't wait!



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: superman2012
Haha brilliant!
I'm more drawn to Spring Equinox though, only 89 days until Daffodils and Snowdrops are carpeting my local area again with their sunny smiles.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand
Happy Solstice!!
This is always a good day, it may be the shortest, but as you stated, it only gets better from here! 10 to 4 just isn't enough light! Even with all of our artificial light, I can see how our ancestors could panic about the sun coming back.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

From my family and I, may we wish you all a very merry Yule.

Blessed be.

It is time to say goodbye to the old and watch the evenings start to get longer from now on to summer.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

December 21 Winter Solstice - Alban Arthan, Yule, Saturnalia

The Winter Solstice, with the Summer Solstice, are probably the oldest seasonal festivals of humanity.


Originally the Christian calendar focused on Easter. It was only in the fourth century that the church decided Jesus Christ’s birthday should be celebrated. Since the Bible did not point to an exact date when Christ was born, Pope Julius I chose Dec. 25. It is commonly believed that the church chose the date in an effort to replace the Roman Saturnalia with the Christian holiday.

www.ibtimes.com...

Because of its known pagan origin, Christmas was banned by the Puritans and its observance was illegal in Massachusetts between 1659 and 1681

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posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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If anyone is able to get there, Stonehenge is open for free tomorrow and it is one of the two times each year you can touch the stones. I've done the festival atmosphere Summer Solstice there a few times, but never Winter. I really need to work tomorrow so again not this year, but for anyone interested here's a link to English Heritage who manage the site>> www.english-heritage.org.uk...



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: Shiloh7
It is time to say goodbye to the old and watch the evenings start to get longer from now on to summer.



originally posted by: woodsmom
I can see how our ancestors could panic about the sun coming back.



originally posted by: RedmoonMWC
The Winter Solstice, with the Summer Solstice, are probably the oldest seasonal festivals of humanity.


I have a romanticised image in my mind that we feasted big time back in the day, bonfires, hog roasts, and debauchery. No evidence to back it up, just my imaginations. Let's be honest though, growing your own crops or hunter gathering, the Sun coming back would have been well worth a celebration.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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Happy Solstice



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
Another revolution around the Sun to look forward to

Quiet celebration for me today, but tomorrow is the new year in my mind...and I won't tell my resolutions lol
Best wishes to you and all.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand
No Doubt about it!
It was a celebration of life: feasting, bonfires, hog roasts, and debauchery were staples.



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: RedmoonMWC
Wish I didn't need the cash from working tomorrow, couple of parties I could be at right now lol



posted on Dec, 21 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Happy Solstice, everyone! We need to bring back the celebration of these events that keep us in touch with nature.
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