Happy Winter Solstice! Yay!!!

Posted on 22nd December 2007 by Ryan Somma in science holidays - Tags: ,

Image by The Slumbering Lungfish

Image by The Slumbering Lungfish

Happy Winter Solstice (in the Northern Hemisphere) to all my fellow Secular Humanists out there! At 6:08 this morning the Sun reached its greatest distance opposite the Earth’s equatorial plane relative to the Northern polar hemisphere, making it the longest night of the year and our days will only get longer an brighter from now till Spring! Hooray!!!

Also celebrated on or around this day are Amaterasu celebration, Beiwe Festival, Choimus, Christmas, Deuorius Riuri, Deygan, DongZhì Festival, Goru, Hogmanay, Inti Raymi, Junkanoo, Karachun, Koleda, Lenæa, Lucia, Makara Sankranti, Meán Geimhridh, Midvinterblót, Modranicht, Perchta ritual, Rozhanitsa Feast, Sabe Cele, Sanghamitta Day, Saturnalia, Seva Zistanê, Sol Invictus Festival, Soyal, Tekufat Tebet, Wayeb, Yule, Zagmuk, and
Happy Holidays to All!!!

Here’s a classic dancing Holiday Lights video set to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Wizards in Winter:”



  1. I don’t know about you, but my family is doing Christmas stuff today. Sure, you can say it is because we are going to PA for a week tonight/tomorrow, so we are doing it now, but I would like to think it is for Winter Solstice, and will assume that it continues this way throughout the years.

    Comment by Nick Hamden — December 22, 2007 @ 8:38 am

  2. Amaterasu sounds like Asatru, is that what it is?

    Comment by Clint — December 22, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  3. It’s a Shinto celebration around the Winter Solstice. Here’s a wikipedia article on Amaterasu. I didn’t list Asatru because it fell under the Yule festivities.

    Comment by ideonexus — December 23, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

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  5. I suppose that’s one way to celebrate the Winter Solstice, but not in my house, thankyouverymuch!


    Comment by BMF — May 30, 2008 @ 8:39 am

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