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
in northern Baja, Mexico or go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
The Winter Solstice for 2005 will occur at 1:30 PM
EST on December 21st.
Here are some winter celebrations to explore.