Winter Solstice

All The Small Things

Pam Jarvis | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Parents
Pam Jarvis

Now, as those of us in the Northern Hemisphere face the longest night of the year, it is time to do as communities in our cold little island have done for millennia, and celebrate all the small things that make us happy as we begin our journey back from the darkness into the light.

It’s The First Day Of Winter So Stonehenge Is Heaving With Pagans And Druids

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

Stonehenge saw an influx of Pagans and Druids on Wednesday as they gathered to witness the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. Last year, almost ...

The Weather Is Making The Winter Solstice Feel A Lot Like The Summer Solstice

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

Thousands of people including pagans and druids have gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. The sun...

The Shortest Day Of The Year Means It Can Only Get Better From Here

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

In 2015, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on December 22 at 4:48am UTC. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, cli...

Hundreds Of Nude Swimmers Celebrate Winter Solstice Down Under

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK

Summer solstice celebrations were unfolding in Britain this weekend – but spare a thought for those doing the opposite in Australia. Specificall...

O Christmas Tree...

Caragh Little | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

So Christmas trees, it seems, have spindly tops and broad-based bottoms this year, because there have been a couple of mild winters.

Claim Back Christmas! Nine Ideas for a Thrifty, Less Consuming Christmas

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Bullivant

Christmas time is but a short hop, skip and jump around the corner, and if like me, it feels like its jumped out of nowhere with a bellowing 'Boo', you may appreciate some of the ideas we've come up with below to simply things a little.

Skinny Dippers Celebrate Winter Solstice Down Under (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

An Australian beach was awash with naked flesh this weekend as skinny dippers raced into the surf. Around 500 people clad in just red swimming cap...

LOOK: It's Winter Solstice At Stonehenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

Stonehenge has hosted winter solstice celebrations on the shortest day of the year. People were allowed access to the ancient stones at sunrise jus...

'Thousands' Gathered At Stonehenge For Winter Solstice, Historians Say

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK

Ancient people came from across Britain in their thousands to build Stonehenge and celebrate the winter solstice, researchers have said. Experts su...

Apocalypse, How? 21 December 2012 (Not) the End of The World

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 08.02.2013 | Home
Ellen Grace Jones

In cultural terms the tiresome doom-and-gloom connotations stem from misguided interpretations of the calendar. It never meant, 'the end of the world', moreover, 'the end of the world as we know it.'

Mystery Of Why Stonehenge Was Built 'Finally Solved'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Over the years there have been many theories about why Stonehenge was built, some credible, some utterly bizarre. Some believe, for instance, that ...

Winter Solstice, Grooving Royalty And Ninja Footballers (Pictures Of The Day)

Huffington Post UK | Gareth Richman | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

Now that the Winter Solstice has passed it's time to start celebrating the lighter side of life. The regular gathering of druids, wiccans and other re...

PICTURES: Druids Gather At Stonehenge To Celebrate Winter Solstice

Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

Druids gathered at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice, which officially occurred at 5.30am on 22 December 2011. The shortest day of the year, days...

Pictures Of The Day: From Ski Championships To Santa Penguins

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK

We can all start to look forward to longer days and a stronger sun - the Winter Solstice of 21 December was the shortest day of the year, celebrated i...