The winter solstice will occur on December 21st, 2020. At this point, the northern hemisphere is tipped away from the sun at the furthest point in our annual orbit. For many of us, it will be a dark and cold day of the year. For others, it’s a time of celebration, to mark the beginning of winter or eventual return of the sun – or both. We’ve collected some of the most interesting winter solstice festivals and celebrations around the world in this post. While many of them are cultural celebrations rather than specific events you can attend, you can learn more about the winter solstice and what it means…
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