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Why do people celebrate winter solstice?

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

I.Isabella
I.Isabella

Answered Jan 16, 2020

People celebrate the Winter Solstice because this is the time when the tilt of the sun is away from the sun. There are some people who dread the fact that they would need to deal with the longest night on earth, but some people are actually quite excited about it. They like the fact that the sun will have the chance to shine after a long period of rest.

They feel that the sun is reborn and will be able to provide the light and heat that the living beings on earth would need. Some say that the winter solstice is the time when they remember the moon because the moon would be working overtime during this time provided that the skies are clear, and it is not covered by the clouds.

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R. Tanner

R. Tanner

R. Tanner
R. Tanner

Answered Dec 24, 2019

Winter solstice has been observed in civilizations over the world for thousands of years. This beginning of the solar year is a celebration of light and rebirth of the sun. Most of the customs, symbols, and folklore associated with winter solstice are a direct influence of Christmas time. It is a season of reflection, renewal, giving, and hope. Christian mythology is intertwined with contemporary observances of this special time of year. It's the solstice which commemorates the beginning of winter. It is important in different parts of the world for various reasons.

For example, the winter solstice in China was noted as a turning point in the year. They will honor this time by expressing that the winter is thought of as the "Ying," which signifies negativity, and the longer days are considered the "Yang," which symbolizes the positive. In our country, this solstice is linked to religion. The winter solstice occurs around Christmas time, and it celebrates the birth of baby Jesus.

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J. Alva

J. Alva

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J. Alva

Answered Dec 20, 2019

The winter solstice, which falls between December 20 and December 23, is celebrated across the globe by many cultures and traditions. The “shortest day” in the Northern hemisphere is herald by thousands of people all over the world. In some nations across the world, the winter solstice marks the beginning of the winter season.

It is also considered a turning point in many traditions. For pagans, this day is termed “Yule.” It is a sacred day that marks the beginning of a new solar year. Many pagans match to an iconic site to pay tribute to the sun on this day. In Iran, the people celebrate the night of the winter solstice as, "Yalda night." It is one of the oldest Iranian traditions that has been practiced since the Persian culture.

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F. Hope

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F. Hope

Answered Dec 19, 2019

The Winter Solstice that will happen on December 22 in 2019 will be considered as the first day of Winter. This is considered to be important for a lot of cultures. People celebrate this because they believe that this will celebrate the darkness of the sun. They feel that by doing this, they will have a chance to reflect, regenerate, and just feel renewed.

There was a time when this was called “Yule” by the Pagans. They usually celebrate this to ensure that the power of the Goddess will be commemorated. A lot of people still believe that the moon holds a lot of power in their lives. They feel that the full moon can provide them with the powers that they need to make their innermost wishes come true.

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