Winter solstice

Solstice d'hiver

Posted by   Joanna Calla   19/12/2022     Nature and floral language    0 Comments

Winter solstice or the shortest day and the longest night. It's the beginning of winter.

On this day, the path of the sun in the sky is shortest and lowest above the horizon.

Marking the beginning of winter, the winter solstice represents a landmark to delineate the stages of the calendar and the seasons.

Like the summer solstice, it is the source of many celebrations, pagan or religious festivals in different cultures throughout history.

For example, Celtic beliefs call it "yule". During this winter night, it was necessary to gather powerful forces as sacred as magical. These energies were believed to help bridge the gap between the old and new year.

From a spiritual perspective, the winter solstice marks a time when vulnerable nature can radiate regenerative energy. This regeneration is done by drawing on internal forces in opposition to the winter environment. We can see in this manifestation a symbol of inner strength and a lesson in humility. Because like nature, man can find the necessary forces to face complex situations.

In Christianity the winter solstice is linked to Christmas. The word Christmas is taken from the Latin "Natalis dies" which means birthday.

This expression designated the moment from which the days get longer again.

It is also during this period that cities adorn themselves with their lights, magical shows, decorate shop windows and facades and set up Christmas markets. Craftsmen, decorators and other trades strive to perpetuate the magical spirit of Christmas and this period.

The end-of-year celebrations are a great opportunity to treat yourself and your loved ones at Christmas.

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