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The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. It is celebrated in many ways across the world. In an effort to keep this day alive in the culture of my children we have decided to honor our roots. We hosted a fire in our pit tonight. Consequently, when we touched the yule log the fire poofed out mid burning. Since the area that we live in has had snow and then a warm front come through that can be the only possible explanation. In honor of this event, I've unearthed some awesome places and websites to visit that showcase it all.
Interestingly enough Smithsonian recently published an interesting post on how the solstice light affects a Spanish missions. The churches from California to Peru are home to this fascinating site. The sunbeam enters the churches and bathes the altars in light.
A great song to sing at this time of year is the Holly and the Ivy.
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