Winter Solstice was 9:30 pm Wednesday in Seattle. That's the day that the sun was lowest in the horizon and the daylight was also the shortest day of the year while the night was the longest of the year. From here out every day the amount of sunlight (theoretically for Seattle) increases and the nights get a little shorter. In Monthy Python History the winter solstice was celebrated by large bonfires, nude dancing maidens , barrels of alcohol and massive feasting in a scene of bucolic splendor that we can now only try to imagine. ..... We have lost so much of our culture.
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