The winter solstice - the shortest day of the year at Stonehenge

The winter solstice in Poland falls on the shortest day of the year in our hemisphere. It is worth remembering that at the same time on the neighboring hemisphere lasts the longest day of the year. As every year, to the famous megalithic circle - Stonehenge, crowds come to celebrate this event of the pagan calendar.

English Heritage, an English organization that looks after monuments from the "national heritage collection", once again invited tourists to welcome this day in one of their main monuments, the famous Stonehenge in Salisbury.

Sunrise took place around 8:04, so from 7:45 to 10:00 tourists could visit this monument free of charge.

The winter solstice is the most important day of the year in Stonehenge and a truly magical time to be there. During this ceremony "English" New Age tribes (neo-druids, neoprogans, wiccans) join with ordinary families, tourists and travelers.

For many of them, being a witness to how the crowd stops when the sky begins to brighten up is something amazing and a great spiritual experience.

Some of those who attended the winter solstice festival in Stonehenge were there to worship God, others to party or just enjoy the sun after the longest night of the year. There is also evidence that spending time inside or within these standing stones actually has a beneficial effect on mental well-being.















21/12/2017     Wojciech Andruszkiewicz

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