posted on Dec, 15 2008 @ 02:48 AM
the winter solicite takes place December 21, 2008 at 7:04 AM EST!
– i had to google it – but i know that it is always around dec 21 which my father told me is the longest night of the year!
i don.t know if all the celebrations are because the joy level is to be kept up harder as in summer time
or maybe it is because of the abscence of light
to my person it is no problem at all to declare it pangan or christian or what ever.
celebrating the return of the light is a long long tradition at that time of the year. and therefore it was a clever move to establish christ-s birth
at that date!
people are hungry for light!
therefore we put all these wonderful lightchaines into our windows, we sit around with candles, we have the wonderful evergreen christmas trees with
hundereds of lights in our living room, and to sit by the fireplace is not only comfortable because of the warm fire but also because of the light,
the light in darkness.
when meeting friends i am able to light a light in their heart - therefore all the parties are so necessary
when the day comes or the night i am quiet happy that days won.t get darker anymore but become a littlebit lighter every day.
my dad used to tell me: first day as far as you can throw a stone, second day as far as you can hear a rooster crow.
merry christmas, happy holidays