List Of Winter Festivals
The winter solstice is the the time at which the Sun appears at noon at its lowest altitude above the horizon. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the Southern solstice, the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky, which usually occurs on December 21 to 22 each year. In the Southern Hemisphere this is the Northern solstice, the time at which the Sun is at its northernmost point in the sky, which usually occurs on June 20 to 21 each year.
Many festivals of light take place take place during the winter or late autumn.
In many English-speaking countries, the period of time around the winter solstice is known as the holiday season, as many holidays and celebrations of different religions and cultures take place around this time.
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