During the winter solstice, the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year. The December solstice happens at the same instant for everyone, everywhere on Earth – and this year the winter solstice occurs on Monday December 21, at 10:02 GMT in the Northern Hemisphere. The day after the winter solstice marks the beginning of lengthening days, leading up to the summer solstice in June. Solstice celebrations around the world The December solstice marks the 'turning of the Sun' as the days slowly get longer. Celebrations of the lighter days to come have been common throughout history with feasts, festivals and holidays around the December solstice celebrated by cultures across the globe.
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Posted 21st December 2020