Black & White Sunday: Night
Late dawn. Early sunset. Short day. Long night. Winter solstice.
In the Northern Hemisphere today we celebrate winter solstice – the day with the longest night.
In pre-Christian times in this part of the world the December solstice observance included people sharing food and showing forgiveness.
Many cultures continue to organize feasts, festivals, holidays and celebrations around December solstice.
Although winter was regarded as the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the coming of lighter days after the winter solstice brought on a more festive mood. To many people, this return of the light was a reason to celebrate that nature’s cycle was continuing. (source: timeanddate.com)
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There is only one Black & White Sunday post still pending this year: (for further details about the posts scheduled for the new year see the newly added page SCHEDULED CHALLENGES.)
2014/12/28 – Wish (Black & White Sunday)