Understanding Winter Solstice

December 17, 2013
by findingDulcinea Staff
Winter Solstice this year will fall on December 21, but what exactly is a solstice? Learn more about how this astronomical event has been celebrated through the ages, and how Winter Solstice may have influenced the date of Christmas.
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