Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Midwinter solstice occurs on either the 21st or 22nd December in 2021 in the northern hemisphere.

Yule is the time of year when mother nature becomes dormant. Plants and many animals are hibernating. This is the time of year to listen to nature, to rest, to recuperate, to be still.

The shortest day of the year, when the sun seems to stay still in the sky. The following day starts to lengthen and marks the journey towards a new start, towards renewal and rebirth.

Pagans and Druids in the UK traditionally head to Stonehenge to celebrate the birth of a new solar year and new season. Even though Stonehenge is known around the world for the large crowds that gather for the summer solstice, the Winter Solstice is seen within these circles as equally, if not more, important. This time of year is known as Yule.

Winter Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge will take place at sunrise on Wednesday 22 December 2021

If you are unable to make it to Stonehenge for Winter Solstice, you can join in virtually from anywhere.

This is the youtube link: Winter Solstice at Stonehenge 2021

More details: English Heritage Stonehenge Winter Solstice Information.

Yuletide Greetings.