Have you ever been curious about Winter Solstice traditions? Winter solstice occurs when Earth’s axial tilts the farthest away from the sun, normally around December 21st, making it one of the shortest days of the year. People all around the world, for thousands of years, have been celebrating the rebirth of the sun. It’s been a powerful reminder of the old and the new. Many different religions and cultures celebrate this holiday in numerous different ways. While technically Winter Solstice is over, there’s no time like the present. Why not give one of these traditions a try? Below you will find a list of Awesome Winter Solstice Traditions You’ll Want to Know About.
Decorate Your Home
Hang sacred herbs and pine cones around your house. Place springs of mistletoe to bring good luck and decorate with colors of red, green, silver and white. Hanging a wreath on your door symbolized the wheel of the year and perpetual life.
Create a List of Aspirations
Similar to making a New Year’s resolution, this Winter Solstice tradition involves writing down things you wish to aspire in the new year.
Write and Release
Writing is a good form of healing. As you enter the new year, it’s important to release all the negative thoughts and energy you’ve held on to. Writing down your feeling onto pieces of paper and then throwing them into the fire helps transform your darkness into light.
Don't Use Electricity
Many people like to spend the night in the darkness. Not using electricity signifies the shortest darkest day of the year. In some cases, candlelight is used as a natural source of luminosity.
Pull An All-Nighter
Gather friends and family together to stay up all night. Enjoy food, drinks, and conversation. Celebrate the return of the light by not falling asleep.