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#1 Old 12-20-2007, 02:52 PM
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Does anyone celebrate the winter solstice, specifically? What do you do? I'd like to join in on one--go to an event or something.
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#2 Old 12-20-2007, 03:27 PM
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Excuse me. I think you'll find that it's Summer Solstice on Dec. 22nd.
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I don't celebrate it but I look forward to it because it means ever so slowly, daylight will last longer.
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#4 Old 12-20-2007, 05:08 PM
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I'm planning on meditating, painting, and drinking lots of soy nog while I wait up the sun Friday night/Saturday morning.
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#5 Old 12-20-2007, 07:48 PM
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Excuse me. I think you'll find that it's Summer Solstice on Dec. 22nd.



Eh? Really? Why would the Summer Solstice be in the Winter? Oh, I guess if you're in the southern Hemisphere it's the Summer Solstice.



I want to go around to people all day and say, "I had a really long night last night." JK--lame joke. BUT, if someone tells me "I had a long night last night," I'm going to reply, "Yeah, we all did." I'd like to stay up all night doing something.
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#6 Old 12-21-2007, 04:45 AM
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We started Winter here in Chicago since a month ago



We had severe ice storms, +8 inches of snow and below 10 F
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Are you sure about the time? The news here have it listed at 6:08 GMT, which would be more like 10 PM, PST.

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the winter solstice is also my parent's handfasting anniversary

um yeah I don't celebrate it though.
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Wow! I don't know anyone who's done that before...I thought it only happened in storybooks.

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I celebrate it in my own little way.
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#11 Old 12-21-2007, 01:27 PM
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Im going to celebrate it by going for a nice long walk tomorrow and enjoying winter (I love winter)
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I'm going to a Saturnalia tonight...

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Well, my plans have been changed slightly. Our lab passed on and I'm not sure I have the energy to wait up the sun. I'll probably stay up for a bit and then get some sleep.
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Well, my plans have been changed slightly. Our lab passed on and I'm not sure I have the energy to wait up the sun. I'll probably stay up for a bit and then get some sleep.
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I hope everyone has a fantastic Winter Solstice and a peaceful Yule.



Blessing, and Blessed Be!!
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I hope everyone has a fantastic Winter Solstice and a peaceful Yule.



Blessing, and Blessed Be!!
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#17 Old 12-21-2007, 05:29 PM
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I celebrate the Winter Solstice, yeah, not so much the Summer one though. Why celebrate spending less time at the beach? Though, like Bof, it'll be another 6 months until I can celebrate the winter one.

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I celebrate the Winter Solstice, yeah, not so much the Summer one though. Why celebrate spending less time at the beach? Though, like Bof, it'll be another 6 months until I can celebrate the winter one.

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Are you sure about the time? The news here have it listed at 6:08 GMT, which would be more like 10 PM, PST.



Oh yeah, oops. I meant EST. Sorry. If an an andmin reads this, please correct the title.
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Are you sure about the time? The news here have it listed at 6:08 GMT, which would be more like 10 PM, PST.



Oh yeah, oops. I meant EST. Sorry. If an an andmin reads this, please correct the title.
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Wow! I don't know anyone who's done that before...I thought it only happened in storybooks.



nope not that it was much like any of the various kinds of 'traditional' handfasting, they just wanted a name to give their non-legal commitment ceremony really.



And their wedding anniversary is on the Summer solstice
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Wow! I don't know anyone who's done that before...I thought it only happened in storybooks.



nope not that it was much like any of the various kinds of 'traditional' handfasting, they just wanted a name to give their non-legal commitment ceremony really.



And their wedding anniversary is on the Summer solstice
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Ah. Did they tie their hands?



As for the Solstice....I snoozed away this morning.

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Ah. Did they tie their hands?



As for the Solstice....I snoozed away this morning.

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I have a tree made of wood that I decorate as each season changes. For Yule we took off the Autumnal equinox decorations and put on the winter ones. The winter ones are silver ribbons and silver lacy looking leaves with glass snowflake ornaments. I also put out white sea glass that looks like ice under the tree. The winter one is simple but beautiful. A student gave me some winter popourri that had little silver braches in it so layed some of that down between the icy sea glass and it looks real purdy.

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I have a tree made of wood that I decorate as each season changes. For Yule we took off the Autumnal equinox decorations and put on the winter ones. The winter ones are silver ribbons and silver lacy looking leaves with glass snowflake ornaments. I also put out white sea glass that looks like ice under the tree. The winter one is simple but beautiful. A student gave me some winter popourri that had little silver braches in it so layed some of that down between the icy sea glass and it looks real purdy.

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People in my country celebrate winter solstice, but we do nothing special.

The only thing we do is eating redbean soup, it's totally veg*n food.



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People in my country celebrate winter solstice, but we do nothing special.

The only thing we do is eating redbean soup, it's totally veg*n food.



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Ah. Did they tie their hands?



I'm not sure. I should find out
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Ah. Did they tie their hands?



I'm not sure. I should find out
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