This moonlit market opens next month in the West End to celebrate the winter solstice (2023)

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15. mayo 2023

This moonlit market opens next month in the West End to celebrate the winter solstice (1)

If ever there was a time to shop local, it always is. Many of the SEQ region's best local creatives, growers and processors are in the Brisbane markets, ready to stock your home, fridge and pantry with the best local produce and the freshest produce you can buy.

Grab your eco bags and shop at Brisbane's best markets, whether you're looking for food, art, crafts, fresh produce or just a Sunday stroll.

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  • Farmers markets in Brisbane
  • Lifestyle markets in Brisbane
  • Street food markets in Brisbane

emerging markets

West End Solstice Market

What better way to spend the longest night of the year than in a market filled with cozy fire pits, pop-up bars, street food stalls, and live entertainment? Head to the famous Davies Park on Friday June 16 from 4pm. Here you can browse more than 120 stalls selling handicrafts and enjoy the changing of the seasons at the pop-up Solstice Market. There are even fire whirls, two stages of live music, and roaming entertainers when you're done browsing the stalls and ready to find a seat under the stars, just a BYO blanket.

When: from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, June 16

Wo: Parque Davies, West End

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nunda at night

Indulge your senses at this pop-up night market that is sure to make for a great night out. The Nundah By Night markets are packed with gourmet street food, decadent desserts and locally crafted drinks, as well as live music on two stages and plenty of other entertainment. This one is perfect for the family or a date night and with over 120 stalls, you should be covered on all fronts.

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When: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10

Wo: Station Street, Nundah

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Milton in the moonlight

The markets are great, the moonlit markets are better. Swap your usual morning stroll through Milton Markets for an evening stroll this winter when Milton By Moonlight arrives on Saturday, June 3 from 4:00 p.m. m. to 10:00 p.m. m. With international gourmet street food, arts and crafts, live music and plenty of entertainment, there are even Milton Rum Distillery and Stone & Wood pop-up bars. With over 140 stalls to shop at, you'll definitely need some drinking breaks, so maybe take public transport for this serenade.

When: 4pm - 10pm Saturday June 3

Wo: Calle Little Cribb, Milton

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Design Markets x BAD Festival

Portside Wharf is no stranger to hosting a decent market and will do so again on Saturday 20th May. The Design Markets x BAD Festival features booths focused on homewares and design. There are also accompanying food vendors to browse and live music.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 20

Wo: Portside Pier, Hamilton

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Finders Keepers x BAD Pop-up art and design market

The Finders Keepers x BAD Pop-up Market is a free day-long art and design mini-mart showcasing over 20 talented local artists at The Black Brisbane in Albion. It will undoubtedly be an unforgettable day of conscious shopping, creativity and contacts. Discover the curated range, meet the makers and shop on Saturday 20 Mayat The Black Brisbane. Grab a coffee and snack and wander the stalls to shop for one-of-a-kind artisan products.

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 20

Wo: Negro Brisbane, Albion

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This moonlit market opens next month in the West End to celebrate the winter solstice (2)

Farmers markets in Brisbane

Brisbane City Markets

Skip the supermarket and stock up on your weekly groceriesBrisbane City Markets. This is where the best artisans and producers from all over SEQ gather. Here you can shop for some of the freshest produce, satisfy your mid-week cravings, and visit some of the tastiest food stalls in the city. Best of all, they now have TWO locations: Wednesdays at Reddacliffe Place and Thursdays at Cathedral Square. Brisbane's city markets will reopen in early February, so there's no excuse not to miss out on a delicious lunch.

When: Every Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm, Reddacliffe Place and every Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm, Cathedral Square
Wo: Reddacliffe Place and Cathedral Square, Brisbane City

west end market

A Brisbane institution thatwest end marketYou'll find a little bit of everything here, from a variety of local growers and producers selling their delicious produce, to a variety of food trucks and local food stalls serving up delicious dishes, not to mention the many local artisans and creatives. Basically, you just plan to do your weekly grocery shopping for fruits and vegetables, but you walk out with a bunch of goodies from the pantry, a full stomach, and probably a new outfit and a few household items. And you will not regret anything.

When: Every Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. to 1:00 p.m. m.
Wo: Parque Davies, West End

Nundah Farmers Market

You Northsiders are spoiled for choice with the iconic Nundah designfarmers market. Open every Sunday from 6am to 12pm, early risers are a real draw - the place to be for a bite to eat and a coffee at one of the stalls serving up brekky burgers, croissants and fresh crepes. While you're there, it would be a crime not to stock up on some of Brisbane's best fresh fruit and vegetables.

When: Every Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 12 p.m. m.
Where: Station St (opposite Nundah Train Station), Nundah

Northey Street City Farm Organic Market

Didn't you know there is a farm in the city of Brisbane? Well, we do, and it's great. Also great are the Sunday markets they host every weekend selling very local produce (ie fresh from the farm next door).Northey Street City Farm Organic Marketit's all a quaint country feel, with all the food and fresh fruits and vegetables you'd expect, right in the heart of the suburbs. God, we're a lucky bunch.

When: Every Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 11 a.m. m.
Wo: Northey Street Town Farm, Windsor

Kelvin Grove Village Markets

Who doesn't like a little trip to the market on a Saturday morning to complete their weekend to-do list? every saturday morningKelvin Grove Villageit houses a popular market in the heart and soul of the village. Farmers market style with organic fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses and all the fun arts and crafts your heart desires. The perfect start to the weekend.

When: Every Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 1 p.m. m.
Wo: Aldea Kelvin Grove

Bardón Markets

They may be small, howeverBardón MarketsTake a handful. This quaint community market caters exclusively to locals, and then some! As it's usually packed with fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, meat and baked goods, you won't regret it, but we recommend looking for the sausage rolls. 10/10

When: Sundays, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wo: Norman Buchanan Park, Bardon

Jan Powers FarmersMarkets

Die Jan boosts farmers marketsthey are perhaps the jewel in the crown of Brisbane Market. With four fantastic locations in and around Brisbane, these beautiful Brisbane markets are especially attractive when the sun is shining. From the best local produce to the wide variety of stalls serving the best food, they are consistently voted Brisbane's best market experience, and for good reason!

Brisbane Power
When: Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wo: Brisbane Power

When: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon
Wo: frente al mar, Manly Harbour Village

When: 1st Sunday of the month, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon
Wo: Blackwood St, Mitchlelon

Saturday fresh markets

These are some serious markets for serious market participants, and we're not kidding. HeSaturday fresh produce marketsthey have been in full swing for years and show no signs of stopping; heck, not even the 2011 floods could stop them! From fruits and vegetables to meat and fish, candy, flowers, pet supplies, nuts, honey, eggs, and dairy, bulk purchases are a must! Saturday Fresh Markets recently reopened in a new undercover location. So mark them on your calendar and go shopping!

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When: Saturdays 6 am to 12 pm
Wo: Sherwood Road, Rocklea

Milton Markets

Milton Marketsthey are suitable for adults, children and dogs and support farmers, breeders, artists, cooks and the like in South East Queensland. Come and enjoy a wide range of the best local products! Be quick though (stock won't last long!).

When: Every Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 12 p.m. m.
Wo: Cribb Street, Milton

Carseldine Farmers & Crafts Markets

Fresh seasonal and exclusively regional productsCarseldine MarketsThey are the perfect place to party and enjoy live local music. Relax, unwind - the kids have plenty of room to run around - and enjoy a good coffee. A market in Brisbane is a must this month and every month.

When: every Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 12 noon
Where: QUT campus on Beams Road, Carseldine

This moonlit market opens next month in the West End to celebrate the winter solstice (3)

Lifestyle markets in Brisbane

market people

There's nothing like buying local, talking to the manufacturer, and becoming familiar with the product, and that's exactly what you can do peopleRegularmarket popups around the world. Shop fashion, art, vintage, housewares, plants, pots, ceramics, skin care and more. You know you're buying local because the manufacturer is right behind the booth. Their full 2023 schedule is a work in progress, so keep an eye out for event announcements.Here.

sales market

If you're a true market enthusiast and always looking to check out a few stalls, whether it's Saturday morning or Monday lunchtime, thensaleis the right place for you. Open seven days a week from two different locations in Annerley and Virginia, this dog-friendly indoor market caters to stall shoppers from north and south Brisbane. Did we mention there's also a cozy indoor cafe where you can warm up with a coffee? cool winter mornings?

When: every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Annerley and Virginia

craft markets

A market under the flying whales: you don't see that every day.craft marketsThey take place every first Saturday of the month and are well worth a visit. Discover the handmade range of products from more than 60 local manufacturers. The Queensland Museum's Whale Mall showcases the incredible quality and craftsmanship of the Queensland community. And don't worry, the hotel's cafeteria has snacks ready for your busy market shopping. Bonus: you can combine it with a visit to the GOMA next door.

When: 9am-3pm, first Saturday of the month

Wo: Whale Mall, Museo de Queensland

collective markets

A market institution in Brisbane and open until 9:00 p.m. m. on fridays and saturdayscollective marketsthey are the perfect occasion for a second helping of Friday night. Marvel at a variety of local artists showcasing handmade crafts, paintings, fashion, homewares, and some of the best street food in the city. There are even more reasons to visit every first Sunday of the month: The Young Designers Markets showcase talented newcomers to the Brisbane art scene.

When: Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm
Wo: Parques de South Bank

riverside market

Lots to do, shop, eat and see.riverside marketsThe area is a great way to spend a Sunday, especially now that it's bigger and better than ever. One of Brisbane's oldest street markets is also one of its liveliest. With live music, plenty of international food and coffee, and tons of art, fashion, and gift items for sale, there's plenty to keep you entertained on a lazy Sunday morning.

When: Every Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. m. to 3 p.m. m.
Wo: Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

suitcase chairs

Head to Brisbane Square for the bi-monthly eventsuitcase chairs, where you can buy everything from used clothing and bags to jewelry, shoes, and unique homemade and artisan pieces. Prepare to sail because those suitcases can get pretty full and the competition for a sequin jacket can be tough.

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When: first and third Sunday of the month, from 12 to 5 p.m.
Wo: Brisbane Square, City of Brisbane

The design market of what we do

A new monthly designer market, The What We Make Markets, is launching in Bulimba in March 2023, taking place every third Sunday of the month (with one or two odd random Sundays, check it out).websitefor appointments). You'll find fashion, earrings, housewares, art, fair trade, ceramics and more, all created by incredibly talented Brisbane designers.

When: 3rd Sunday of the month

Where: Lies Community Center, Lies

Genki Markets in Brisbane

Located on bustling Japanese-influenced Charlotte StreetGenki MarketsThey are the perfect way to end the week. Expect Japanese snacks such as takoyaki (fried squid balls), taiyaki (sweet fish-shaped pastries), and matcha cake, ideal for market shopping along the way. Genki Mart owner Mitch Fujimoto kicked off the event to showcase local talent in ceramics, jewelry, crochet accessories and art making. Magnificent handicrafts, delicious street food and drink and an all around positive vibe – how could you not want to visit this place? And if you miss this one, there's always the next two weeks left.

When: Visit two Sundays a monthsocial networksfor dating
Wo: Charlotte Street, Brisbane CBD

This moonlit market opens next month in the West End to celebrate the winter solstice (4)

Street food markets in Brisbane

alien night market

This new southern street food market is out of this world, literally. With colorful stalls illuminated by garlands of lights,alien night marketfeatures a galaxy of Asian flavors from more than 40 food vendors. Eat everything from Korean-style hot dogs and Vietnamese banh mi to Japanese takoyaki and Chinese-style kabobs. Dessert is a must to top off your feast. Hong Kong bubble waffles filled with ice cream and toppings are offered. Basically, you should proceed with an empty stomach and an elastic waistband.

Wo: Kingston Road, Underwood

When: 17:00 - 22:00, from Thursday to Sunday


If a Friday night eating food truck food, listening to live music, drinking cocktails and, wait a minute, enjoying your fortune telling sounds like your idea of ​​a good time, check out the West End Westia brand, see new twilight marketswestoria. Goodwill Projects brought us the New Markets, who run numerous markets and events throughout the city. They're designed to be a little weird and whimsical, featuring fire swirls, stilt-walkers, cloaked actors, and glowing face paint. Rotating food vendors include Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Wagyu Blacks, Roll It Ice Cream Co, and Cairo Eatery, as well as numerous craft market stalls to shop for.

When: During the summer holidays, returning in May

Wo: 120 Jane Street, West End

eat street

The first of its kind in the country (yeah, let that sink in)eat streetNorth Coastis known for its incredible and truly exceptional dishes. If you're interested in the latest food trends, you've come to the right place. With over 180 food and entertainment bins, permanent bars and restaurants, and entertainment areas (moonlight movie theaters, anyone?), they're guaranteed to please. Loaded fried donuts, rainbow soft serve, you name it, Eat Street Northshore has it.

When: Friday and Saturday 4pm-10pm, Sunday 4pm-9pm
Wo: Hamilton

bite the markets

For all foodies and lovers of international cuisine: Enjoy a culinary journey around the world with dishes from Italy to Malaysia, Spain to Japan, Turkey to Tibet and everywhere in between. A collection of food trucks combined with seats and fairy lights,bite the marketsit's the casual weekend dinner plan worth bringing the group together for, and it's even pup-friendly.

When: Friday and Saturday, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wo: Puerto Norte, Morayfield

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This moonlit market opens next month in the West End to celebrate the winter solstice? ›

The December solstice marks the sun's southernmost point in the sky for the Northern Hemisphere this year. And it marks this year's northernmost point in the sky for the Southern Hemisphere. When is it? The December solstice is on December 22, 2023, at 3:27 UTC (that is December 21, 9:27 p.m. in central North America).

What is the date of our winter solstice and what begins on that day? ›

The December solstice marks the sun's southernmost point in the sky for the Northern Hemisphere this year. And it marks this year's northernmost point in the sky for the Southern Hemisphere. When is it? The December solstice is on December 22, 2023, at 3:27 UTC (that is December 21, 9:27 p.m. in central North America).

What happens at the winter solstice and when does it occur this year? ›

EST. For the northern half of Earth (the Northern Hemisphere), the winter solstice occurs annually on December 21 or 22. (The Southern Hemisphere's winter solstice occurs in June.) The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year, making it the “shortest day” of the year.

How long is the winter solstice Festival? ›

The Winter Solstice is only celebrated for one day. In astronomy, the exact start time in 2023 is 11:27:09, December 22 in Beijing Time; in Universal Time is 04:27:09, December 21; and in Eastern Standard Time is 22:27:09, December 21. Winter Solstice length of daytime depends on the latitude.

How many minutes of daylight do we gain after winter solstice? ›

In January, the amount of daylight for the area increases by about 2 minutes more of daylight per day. Mid-February the amount of daylight gained per day increases to 3 minutes per day and lasts until late April to early May.

How much longer do the days get after the winter solstice? ›

After this, daylight increases to 9 hours, 15 minutes by New Year's. By mid-January, the increase jumps to about two minutes a day. By the 20th of February, daylight speeds up to three minutes per day! On the 20th, daylength is 10 hours, 53 minutes and on the 21st, it's 10 hours, 56 minutes.

What does winter solstice mean spiritually? ›

Celtic and Pagan in origin, winter Solstice, also known as “Yule” or “mid-winter” has been celebrated for centuries as a rebirth of the sun. It was revered as a catalyst of great resilience to endure the dark, cold days before the sun's radiance returned once again.

What do you eat on the winter solstice? ›

No celebration is complete without food. Traditional winter solstice foods have an emphasis on nature, like nuts, berries, spices, squash, potatoes and meat.

What are 3 facts about winter solstice? ›

6 facts about the winter solstice
  • The magic moment. While many focus on the winter solstice as a day in the calendar, what we are actually talking about is a very specific moment which is over almost as soon as it has begun. ...
  • The Sun stands still. ...
  • Winter begins. ...
  • Nine hours darker. ...
  • The earliest sunset. ...
  • Solstice and Christmas.

Which gods were born on the winter solstice? ›

Mithras, the unconquered Sun of Persia, as well as Amaterasu, the Japanese Sun Goddess, were both born during the solstice. Then there was Hesta, better known as the Roman goddess Vesta, who doused and relighted the hearth fire on the solstice day.

What are some fun facts about the solstice? ›

It's the longest day of the year. The summer solstice gives us more than 15 and a half hours of daylight, but for our friends in the southern hemisphere, it's the first day of winter or the shortest day of the year. 2. It's the first solstice of the year, when the sun's rays are directly over the Tropic of Cancer.

Why do people celebrate solstice? ›

Throughout history, societies across the world have held festivals and ceremonies marking winter solstice, the day of the “sun's rebirth.” Most often, winter solstice celebrations honored the symbolism of fire and light, along with life, death, the rising sun, and the moon.

Why December 22 is the longest night? ›

Since the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away from the Sun in December, it receives less sunlight during the course of a day. At the solstice, the North Pole's tilt away from the Sun is greatest, so this event marks the shortest day of the year north of the equator.

What is an inspiring quote for the winter solstice? ›

May the Winter Solstice bring to you the promise of endless brand new days.” “May the light of the Winter Solstice always shine on you. “ “May all your sorrows vanish, and all your dreams come true this Winter Solstice.”

Do you give gifts on the winter solstice? ›

People across many cultures have exchanged gifts during solstice time in a variety of forms. One gift may be given, or multiple small gifts can be given each day for a period of time (similar to the 12 Days of Christmas).

How do pagans celebrate the winter solstice? ›

Traditions of decorating with evergreens date back to many ancient civilizations, including the Romans. Today, Pagans decorate a pine, fir, cedar, juniper, or spruce as their Yule tree. One way to celebrate Yule is to craft a magical ornament to hang on your Yule tree.

What not to do during winter solstice? ›

14 Things You Definitely Shouldn't Do On The Winter Solstice
  • Travel. Giphy. This is a hard one because you may want to head home for the holidays, but traveling can be risky because it's such an unlucky day. ...
  • Make Big Purchases. Giphy. ...
  • Propose. Giphy. ...
  • Ask For A Raise. Giphy. ...
  • Make Big Life Decisions. Giphy. ...
  • Book A Trip. Giphy.
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How long is a solstice day? ›

In tropical areas, the longest day is just a little longer than 12 hours; in the temperate zone, it is significantly longer; and places within the Arctic Circle experience Midnight Sun or polar day, when the Sun does not set at night.

What is the most important solstice? ›

On the summer solstice, Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23.44°. Likewise, the Sun's declination from the celestial equator is 23.44°. Since prehistory, the summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals.

How many minutes of sunlight do you need per day? ›

People typically need only 10 to 15 minutes of daily sun exposure. However, due to increased melanin, people with darker skin usually need a bit more sun exposure (around 25 to 40 minutes).

Does sunlight get longer after winter solstice? ›

The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year, the Summer Solstice marks the longest period of sunlight. Following the Summer Solstice, the days become increasingly shorter, just as the days become longer after the Winter Solstice.

What is the first day of winter? ›

The winter solstice is always on December 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.

Is winter solstice the longest day or night? ›

In 2023 the winter solstice will occur on Friday 22 December. The winter solstice occurs in December, and in the northern hemisphere the date marks the 24-hour period with the fewest daylight hours of the year. That is why it is known as the shortest day of the year, or the longest night of the year.

What month do the days start getting longer? ›

In the Northern Hemisphere, this occurs between the middle of June and the middle of September. In the Southern Hemisphere, summer occurs between the middle of December and the middle of March. Because of the rotation of the Earth, we get the 24-hour day cycle.

Which country has the shortest day? ›

The places in the world with the fewest daylight hours
  • Rjukan (Noruega) Imagine a little village located in a valley to the south of Norway, surrounded by mountains. ...
  • Barrow (USA) We return to North America to visit Barrow, located in the extreme north point of Alaska. ...
  • Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)
Jan 23, 2018

Does the Bible say about the winter solstice? ›

December 25th is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus's birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year when Mary was said to have given birth to him in Bethlehem.

Is winter solstice a pagan day? ›

Yule, festival observed historically by Germanic peoples and in modern times primarily by Neo-Pagans, coinciding with the winter solstice (December 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere; June 20–21 in the Southern Hemisphere).

How does the winter solstice affect emotions? ›

Because the sun sets earlier and the amount of sunshine is limited, there will be a drop in your serotonin levels. It can make you feel a bit melancholy and moody. Self-care is important every day of the year, and more so when winter arrives.

What herbs are used in the winter solstice? ›

Mistletoe, holly and ivy are the herbs representative of the winter solstice. Rosemary is a traditional herb of the yuletide season since it signifies remembrance.

What music is played on winter solstice? ›

“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. “Night Pieces” by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. “Winter Journey” by Franz Schubert.

What is another name for winter solstice? ›

winter solstice, also called hibernal solstice, the two moments during the year when the path of the Sun in the sky is farthest south in the Northern Hemisphere (December 21 or 22) and farthest north in the Southern Hemisphere (June 20 or 21).

What are the ancient traditions of winter solstice? ›

The Roman feast of Saturnalia, which honored the agricultural god Saturn, was a weeklong feast held in December, which included the observance of the winter solstice. Saturnalia was celebrated by feasting, giving gifts, games and general merrymaking.

What is a solstice for dummies? ›

The solstice (combining the Latin words sol for “Sun” and sistere for “To Stand Still”) is the point where the Sun appears to reach either its highest or lowest point in the sky for the year and thus ancient astronomers came to know the day as one where the Sun appeared to stand still.

Who is the goddess of the winter solstice? ›

Winter Solstice Gods and Goddesses

Winter solstice has also been known to celebrate Earth's regeneration or rebirth, and the Scandinavian Goddess, Beiwe, is associated with health and fertility.

What religion worships winter solstice? ›

The Pagan celebration of Winter Solstice (also known as Yule) is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world. Ancient people were hunters and spent most of their time outdoors. The seasons and weather played a very important part in their lives.

Who is the winter goddess? ›

Marzanna, slavic Goddess of Winter, Death, and Rebirth (also Marena, Morena, Morana, Mara, Maslenitsa).

What is the oldest winter solstice celebration? ›

The ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia is perhaps the most closely linked with the modern celebration of Christmas. This festival happened around the time of the winter solstice and celebrated the end of the planting season.

Why is December not 10? ›

Why Is December Not the Tenth Month? The meaning of December stems from the Latin word decem, meaning ten. The old Roman calendar started in March, making December the tenth month. When the Roman senate changed the calendar in 153 BCE, the new year started in January, and December became the twelfth month.

What is the shortest day in the world? ›

The winter solstice, or the shortest day, occurs around 22 December in the northern hemisphere and 21 June in the southern hemisphere.

Which is the smallest day of the year? ›

On the other hand, the winter solstice is the day which receives minimal sunlight and is the smallest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It falls on the 21 December every year.

What do you eat on winter solstice? ›

No celebration is complete without food. Traditional winter solstice foods have an emphasis on nature, like nuts, berries, spices, squash, potatoes and meat.

How do you set winter solstice intentions? ›

Yule Intention Setting: Finding the Light in the Winter Solstice
  1. Create a safe, sacred space. This can just be somewhere that you can relax, uninterrupted for a few minutes. ...
  2. Have something to write your intentions down on and with. ...
  3. Let in some light. ...
  4. Remember that your intentions are yours and yours alone.
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What is the spiritual ritual for winter solstice? ›

Yule Log/Candle Ritual:

Choose a bright sun color, yellows, whites and oranges. This candle is warmth and promise in the cold dark months of winter. Keep the candle burning all night, or as long as it. Similar to the Yule Log, a log kept burning all night to keep the darkness at bay during the longest night.

Does the winter solstice affect people? ›

Physiological effect of shorter daylight

It's not only the brain that is affected by the winter solstice. A person is affected physiologically as well. The skin produces vitamin D (sunshine vitamin) when one is exposed to the sun.

What God is celebrated on winter solstice? ›

Saturnalia. Saturnalia is an ancient Roman Pagan festival honoring Saturn, the god of agriculture and time. It started on December 17 and generally lasted 7 days.

What is the traditional winter solstice food and drink? ›

Filled with merriment on the Long Night, families gather over a large sofreh, a table with settings and platters, to enjoy pomegranates, watermelon, persimmons, nuts, and dried fruit. Some people add sweet treats as well.

What is the candle ritual for winter solstice? ›

Candle Lighting Ceremony

With family or friends gathered around a table, place a large white candle in the center, surrounded by smaller candles for each person present. With the candles unlit, turn out the lights and take a moment to connect with the darkness in silence.

Do you give gifts for winter solstice? ›

The practice of holiday gifting has its roots in a winter solstice tradition of exchanging gifts. Don't worry about going shopping; traditional solstice gifts come from nature. Give a small handmade wreath, beautiful crystals, a plant-based candle, or even seeds.

Does the winter solstice have anything to do with Christmas? ›

It's no coincidence Christmas coincides with the winter solstice. In modern times, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. Many believe that the celebration was set to sync with the December solstice because from that point on, the days begin to have more daylight in the Northern Hemisphere.


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