We had a small get together last night to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This is the second year we have done this. I enjoy celebrating the Solstice. Being that my family is Atheist, it makes more sense to celebrate this style of tradition.
Being host to a social event is one of my passions. I love to serve good food for good friends. Lots of appetizers and cookies for everyone to enjoy. My friends come from all different aspects of my life and mingle well with one another. That makes for a good time.
As each group left our home, we gave them a small tin of cookies to enjoy later. It’s a way for them to reflect on the evening with a hope that they enjoyed coming out as much as I enjoyed their company.
Here’s to the daylight getting longer now! May you all enjoy the balance of the winter as it crests towards springtime.
‘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!