Winter Solstice Day 2020: Explore This Day’s Importance, Meaning, And Traditions
I am glad to share thoughts on one of the most important events that occur every year between 19 to 23 of December, known as the World Solstice Day that very few of us know about this day. A day that is not just a usual day but may be connected with historical references, rituals, and celebrations.
In general, Enchant shares topics related to bibliophiles’ interests. This time it is different as we intend to surprise our readers by introducing an activity that will not just educate but will share facts about the world.
Note: Every Monday, we will be sharing ‘Did You Know’ facts about the world that will urge you to read more and cheer more!
Literal And Spiritual Meaning Of This Day
A fact that we all know about the earth is its division into two hemispheres: Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Both important seasons, Summer and Winter, have solstices and traditions are practiced based on the nature of this day.
In the regions of the Northern Hemisphere, days become longer and nights become shorter. However, In Southern Hemisphere, it's the opposite. The World Solstice Day itself is considered to be the shortest day of the year.
Historically, Ancient Romans used to celebrate this day with a belief to improve the resources of agriculture. Probably, every country has its own customs and rituals that are connected to this day.
Spiritually, this day holds great importance in different countries as most of the cultures celebrate this day because it promises renewal, a reflection of self, and reproduction.
In the same way, religiously, this day is praised with a faith that the goddess of the moon will give birth to the sun again so that it may rise again with a bright light and spread hope.
World’s Shortest Day- Countries Relishing All Around The World
Most of us may not travel around the world so we thought to share some of the essential names of festivals that are being celebrated on this day. Some of them are enlisted below.
- Toji In Japan
In Japan, World Solstice Day is known as Toji. People of Japan believe that the sun will bring strength and good luck to people in the future.
- Chelleh Night In Iran
The Chelleh night is celebrated especially on this day in which they cook a delicious feast including lamb stew with walnuts and mouth-watering traditional desserts. Moreover, families arrange a warm get together, light a fire, and read mesmerizing poetry.
- Dong Zhi In China
Dong Zhi denotes the winter start as most of the Chinese families rejoices on this occasion. They welcome longer days with enthusiasm, prepare flavorsome meals, and decorate their homes with alluring decorations.
Luckily, we have a lot of blessings to be thankful for. So, how about setting a social table, inviting close friends for a joyful laugh, and celebrating every bit of the winter season. You can make this World Solstice Day 2020 unforgetful by maintaining peace, rearranging your thoughts, being more creative, and praising nature as a reward.