The Winter Solstice
In late December in the northern hemisphere, the earth has its shortest day and longest night. This annual seasonal event marks the shift from winter to spring, from darkness to light. Winter is my least favorite season in the northeast - I don't like the ice and cold. Snow is OK though. This is the time I like to visit my land on El Dorado Estates in northern Baja, Mexico or go to New Orleans for MardiGras.
Winter solstice for 2000 will occur at 8:37 AM EST on December 21.
Here are some winter celebrations to explore.
Check out my other Season pages below.