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The Winter Solstice

December 21, 2019

The Solstice is on the 21st, and marks the maximum tilt of the Earth’s pole away from the Sun. It is the marking of the beginning of winter, although it is also about the light returning. The Sun sets later, finally even if the weeks the solstice is happening, since the solstice is the date of the longest night of the year. The Sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky. This date coincides with Christmas, Hanukah, and the pagan solstice. People who celebrate the solstice mark the date with rituals. Saturnalia is a common ritual for those who celebrate pagan events like the Bay Area religious group, South Bay Circles. I haven’t gone to pagan events in recent times because I’ve been stressed about being low income, and there is a cover charge, I mean sure its fun but I have stuff to do.

Works Cited

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice

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