Sun worship

Yesterday was a day of celebration for a sun worshipper like me – the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year with 9 hours and 46 minutes of daylight (the sun rose at 7.12am and set at 4.58pm).

That means from today onwards our days will start to get longer.

the princess and the frog happy dance GIF
From Giphy

I love the moon, it’s so pretty. But I need the sun. I really wouldn’t do well in a country like Iceland where they have 6 months of night.

Do you celebrate the winter solstice?

12 comments on “Sun worship

  1. I did acknowledge it, but my family members just said, “Big deal! One extra minute a day!” 😂

  2. Giggling Fattie

    June 22, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    I don’t celebrate it but Friday was the first official day of summer here!! So we are that much closer to fall!! I will celebrate that 😂

    • Our winter is probably more like your autumn. But autumn is the worst season for me health wise, so never something I celebrate.

  3. We have our Northwest–Seattle Washington–where it rains a lot more than it suns. I couldn’t live there.

    • I’m with you, Jacqui. I love rainy days … but I need sunny days to balance them out.

  4. I find the winter solstice a time to celebrate, for sure. It is more meaningful than Christmas, for me. We just celebrated the longest day of the year, and are now heading into shorter days…but not noticeable for a good while yet! It’s officially summer – hoorah!


    • It’s funny how you celebrate summer/winter starting on the solstice, whereas we celebrate based on weather changes (so our winter and summer start 3 weeks before the solstice).

  5. I’m with you. I love the sun and always breathe a sigh of relief when the shortest day has come and gone.

    • Jenny, when you are sighing in relief I’ll be sighing in frustration at the longest day passing, lol.

  6. The summer solstice is making me a bit sad. The days are only going to get shorter for us from here on out.

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