How Was Winter Solstice Celebrated in Ancient Greece?
The winter solstice occurs on December 21st in our current calendar and marks the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. For many ancient Greeks following the Attic calendar, the winter solstice was a time for celebrations...
Winter Solstice Brings Longer, Brighter Days Ahead
The peoples of the world, or at least those in the Northern Hemisphere, look forward to the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year but brings hope for longer, brighter days ahead. After the passage of six...
Autumn Equinox Marks Solemn Change of Seasons
In Greek mythology, the Autumn equinox (which occurs on Wednesday) marks the return of the goddess Persephone to the underworld for three months, where she is reunited with her husband, Hades. This somber event, as recorded by the ancient Greeks...
June 21: Longest Day of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere
The longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, or the summer solstice, is Monday and is celebrated as the coming of summer.