I am writing this Roland’s Ramblings blog entry from my home in Toledo, Ohio as the Winter Solstice is about to arrive. The official start of winter this year is at our doorstep and is soon to be upon us.
The 2016 Winter Solstice in Toledo, Ohio is Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:43:40 a.m. EDT (10:43:40 a.m. GMT).
Throught history at this time of year, there have been a variety of rituals, festivals, and religious holy days that have been observed by many cultures, societies, and countries. Many of these are still observed around the world today.
Rather than writing about them all r1ght here and right now, I invite you to read a previous Roland’s Rambling that I posted back on December 21, 2009. Just open up the embedded link contained within its title as follows: