Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

Technically, the winter solstice comes shortly after midnight tonight (U.S. East Coast), but we usually think of the 21st as the shortest day of the year, so . . . Happy Solstice!

Did you know that the Romans designated December 25th as the Solstice? (Hmm, what else is celebrated on that date?) The date moved in the 16th Century when the Gregorian calendar was adopted. More fun facts about the solstice here and here and here.