Sun Calendar: Looking for holiday celebrations? Find them here – Naperville Sun

Sun Calendar: Looking for holiday celebrations? Find them here
Naperville Sun
Winter Solstice Walk: On the first night of winter, one of the longest nights of the year, the Morton Arboretum will celebrate the winter solstice from 6 to 7 p.m. Join the Solstice King and Queen on their grand procession around Meadow Lake complete

If the Mayans are wrong, make plans to enjoy life – Monroe News Star

If the Mayans are wrong, make plans to enjoy life
Monroe News Star
21.12, but, since this is winter solstice, the day when the Earth is going to be in perfect alignment with the sun and the Milky Way (of which the Earth is a part), it makes one wonder if the the Mayans were whistling in the dark centuries so very long

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Agwa de Bolivia celebrates end of the world with global party – The Drinks Business

Agwa de Bolivia celebrates end of the world with global party
The Drinks Business
According to the extremely complicated Mayan calendar (see below) the end of the world is due in just under a month's time, when the winter solstice and galactic equator will apparently form an alignment. This will be the first time in 26,000 years

Boughs of Snooki: A roundup of must-have ornaments for your tree – National Post


National Post

Boughs of Snooki: A roundup of must-have ornaments for your tree
National Post
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the winter solstice, Festivus — whatever it is you observe during the darkest days of December — there are a few elements these old and new celebrations have in common: lights, sparkly things, food, delightful excess

Just in time for Black Friday conservatives revive the War on Christmas – PoliticusUSA

Just in time for Black Friday conservatives revive the War on Christmas
PoliticusUSA
The thing is, this season is plenty holy, to plenty of different people and religions, and has been throughout history. It is the time of the Winter Solstice, after all, marking the shortest day of the year. In pre-scientific societies, this was