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What is the significance of the winter solstice?

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

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I.Isabella

Answered Jan 16, 2020

The winter solstice is considered to be the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This only happens once a year, so some people are looking forward to this. Some would even have celebrations during this time because they would like to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. They believe that the sun has been working hard all this time.

The winter solstice will give it a break that it deserves. Some say that it is not only the sun that they celebrate at this time. They also take the winter solstice as a chance to reflect on their lives. They think about the things that they can do so that they will feel more rejuvenated.

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R. Tanner

R. Tanner

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R. Tanner

Answered Dec 24, 2019

The deeper spiritual meaning behind the winter solstice encompasses hope. We put lights outside our houses and light candles for spiritual reasons because we hope that the darkness will end, and the light will begin. This time of year is associated with light, and we celebrate with string lights, sparklers, and candles. There is the anticipation that there is a light beyond the endless winter.

Winter solstice is the great stillness before the sun's true power shines a light down onto the earth. It is a sacred time of rest and contemplation before the introduction of brighter days. The dark may temporarily prevail against the light, but this also signifies an impeccable turning point. Of course, it also represents our Christian ties around Christmas time and the birth of baby Jesus.

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J. Alva

J. Alva

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J. Alva

Answered Dec 20, 2019

In many traditions and cultures around the world, the winter solstice is held in high significance. The winter solstice is unarguably the longest hours of darkness or and shorter hours of brightness. In many cultures, the winter solstice marks the death and the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold powerful energy for regeneration, self-reflection, and renewal.

For Pagans, it is a time of celebration known as “Yule,” which involves the celebration of the birth of the Sun God, child of Goddess of the moon. The winter solstice also marks the powerful transition point between seasons of the year. In summary, many cultures and traditions take advantage of the light that they receive, making this day an important and significant day.

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F. Hope

F. Hope

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F. Hope

Answered Dec 19, 2019

There are different people who celebrate the Winter Solstice, although some people do not know exactly why. For some, the Winter Solstice is the time when the shortest day on Earth occurs. They believe that the long hours of darkness will give a chance to the sun so that it will start to be reborn.

It will regenerate so that it can become even better and stronger than how it was before the solstice. People usually take time to do some self-reflection during the Winter Solstice because they believe that the hours of darkness gives them the chance to do so. A lot of people still believe in the power of darkness and light.

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