Winter Solstice, the shortest day with the longest night in the year just happened astronomically, at 4:48 GMT on December 22nd.
This event has been celebrated since Neolithic times, marking a turn to the better during the famine months: finally, there will be more sun and soon the winter will pass and the nature will wake. The artefacts telling us about the antiquity of these festivities are many, one of which is Stonehenge –placement of its elements is based on the midwinter sun.
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