The winter solstice, (also called the hibernal solstice), occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun and today 21st December is that day for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Since prehistoric times, the winter solstice has been a significant time of year in many cultures, marked by festivals and rituals. It marks the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun. Ancient monuments such as Stonehenge are aligned with the sunrise or sunset on the winter solstice.
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