“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
~ Albert Camus
The winter solstice is a time to release the old and invite in the new. During the longest night it is traditional to celebrate the darkness and invite back the sun into our lives. It is a time of life, death and rebirth.
In the northern hemisphere the winter solstice occurs in December, while those in the southern hemisphere experience it in June. In ancient times, winter festivals were held on or around the winter solstice.