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In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

  
  Santa Barbara Solstice Parade
Download Printable PDF Brochure with photos by Patricia Clark - 2 MB The 2008 Solstice Parade starts at noon onJune 21st at State and Cota.
There are still some "Friends of Solstice" shaded VIP seats available for the Parade.
June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th, and June 24th 10% of your Lunch or dinner at Aldo's goes to support Solstice.
www.solsticeparade.com   (99 words)

  
  Ancient Origins: Solstice
When it's winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun is directly overhead at noon only along the Tropic of Capricorn, on which lie such places as Sao Paulo, Brazil, southern Madagascar, and areas north of Brisbane, Australia.
Winter solstice was overlaid with Christmas, and the observance of Christmas spread throughout the globe.
Solstices were tremendously important to them, and the winter solstice celebration lasted several days.
www.candlegrove.com /solstice.html   (2055 words)

  
 Winter Solstice - Newgrange Ireland
Admission to the chamber at Newgrange for the Winter Solstice sunrise is by lottery.
Joe and Clare won tickets in the winter solstice lottery for December 22nd, they were very fortunate to experience a glorious sunrise in the chamber at Newgrange.
Solstice literally means 'Sun Stands Still', for a few days around the time of the winter solstice the sun appears to stand still in the sky in that its elevation at noon does not seem to change.
www.knowth.com /winter-solstice.htm   (677 words)

  
 Winter solstice celebrations of Christianity, Judaism, Neopaganism, etc
On that day, due to the earth's tilt on its axis, the daytime hours are at a minimum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a maximum.
The solstice is the time of the death of the old sun and the birth of the dark-half of the year.
At the solstices and equinoxes, the sun rises and sets at notches or peaks in the ridge which surrounded the calendar.
www.religioustolerance.org /winter_solstice.htm   (3376 words)

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