‘Tis the season!
Today is the first day of winter! The one day of the year that has the least amount of daylight and the most amount of darkness in the northern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice was originally celebrated by many religions and pagans prior to Christmas taking over. In fact many Christmas traditions derived from the Winter Solstice.
Today I shall be driving through the Mountains of British Columbia. I will be enjoying the daylight- as short as it may be. Tomorrow, the days will slowly start to feel longer as we begin our journey towards the Summer Solstice.
Even though I may be an atheist, I still enjoy celebrating the Winter Solstice on Christmas Day. Many of the traditions are a wonderful way of keeping history alive. It makes sense to me to celebrate around the same time as the majority of those around us. Have yourselves a great first day of winter.
Happy Winter Solstice to you!