Here's What You Need To Know About The Winter Solstice

It is the shortest day and longest night of the year, marking the beginning of the winter season.

The winter solstice happens when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year.

People celebrate the event by holding outdoor activities, lighting candles, dancing, burning yule logs for good luck and even holding vigils to being in a new day after the longest night of the year.

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