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Winter Solstice – History and Tradition

Posted by True Highlands in Kit and Caboodle | 5 comments

17.12.15

The Winter Solstice falls on the 21st of December. In the northern hemisphere, this date marks the turning point of the season, the shortest day and the longest night. Nowadays at this time of year it is normal that people’s attention turns to celebrating Christmas, however, the ritual and history surrounding the solstice in this country and all over Europe, predate the arrival of Christianity by thousands of years and many festive celebrations have been adapted from much earlier traditions.  

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