11/20/12, Holiday Happenings at Penn – Almanac, Vol. 59, No. 13 – UPENN Almanac


UPENN Almanac

11/20/12, Holiday Happenings at Penn – Almanac, Vol. 59, No. 13
UPENN Almanac
Enjoy the Winter Solstice Celebration, an end of Mayan calendar jam, with the Indigenous People's Heritage Society on Friday, December 21, at noon in The Rotunda. The event includes Aboriginal drumming and dancing, storytelling, mini-documentaries and

Insider Visitor Tips for the Holiday Weekend – Smithsonian (blog)


Smithsonian (blog)

Insider Visitor Tips for the Holiday Weekend
Smithsonian (blog)
Watch for the lovely play of light in the Potomac Atrium. Eight prisms on the south wall project refractions on the floor. See them at the peak of their brilliance between 11 and 2. On the summer and winter solstice, the light lines up precisely. Freer

Only 4 thingamabobs found in mound | The Columbus Dispatch – Columbus Dispatch

Only 4 thingamabobs found in mound | The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Dispatch
Serpent Mound is thought to have astrological significance because the head and tail of the snake line up with the sun at the summer and winter solstice, respectively. The earthwork is compared in historical significance to world sites such as the

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES – CORRECTION, For release 11/20/12 – Chicago Tribune

LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES – CORRECTION, For release 11/20/12
Chicago Tribune
Today's Birthday (11/20/12). Romance gets interesting between now and the holidays, and relationships flower. Awaken to your own highest potential after the Winter Solstice. Career and finances grow steadily this year, and you're in the spotlight. Aim

Denis: Santa Claus is coming to town … with Bing Crosby and Slade – Huddersfield Examiner (blog)

Denis: Santa Claus is coming to town … with Bing Crosby and Slade
Huddersfield Examiner (blog)
article_mpuAdvertisement. If we really wanted to dig deep into tradition, we would be celebrating a Celtic festival of the winter solstice, where folk got drunk, danced, feasted and shed inhibitions. Come to think of it, I think modern Britain has it

Woodloch Pines Resort Focuses on the Important Things This Holiday Season – Melodika.net (press release)

Woodloch Pines Resort Focuses on the Important Things This Holiday Season
Melodika.net (press release)
The Yule Log hunt was an ancient Norse custom that had been held at the Winter Solstice. A giant log was cut and then burned to ward off bad luck and welcome the "rebirth" of the sun, a return to longer and warmer days. While the wood burned, families

Seattle has second-most gloomiest day in 3 years – KOMO News (blog)


KOMO News (blog)

Seattle has second-most gloomiest day in 3 years
KOMO News (blog)
But Albright points out that Monday should be considered worse since we are almost 20 days further from the winter solstice than we are on Jan. 5. (In other words, the day is shorter on Jan. 5, so Nov. 19 had more "daylight" to shut out.) So if it felt

Santa Monica may bar Nativity scenes in public areas, judge rules – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica may bar Nativity scenes in public areas, judge rules
Los Angeles Times
Council members and the city attorney's office said groups wishing to celebrate the Nativity, the winter solstice or Hanukkah had alternatives. They could, for example, erect displays on private property or station a representative at any display on