Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Christmahannukwanzuleid!

  It's the holiday season again! Cultures around the world celebrate this time of year in some form or another, and with good reason. Winter was a lot rougher before we had the ability to produce various foods well into the winter. The winter solstice marks the time when the days stop shortening and begin their slow climb back into the longer days of summer. If you were worried about surviving the winter, that's a good spot to put your thumb and say "things will get better now". ...In spite of the fact that the worst of winter weather comes in January, but anywho.

  So now that spring is approaching, think about what that would mean to your persona. Did his/her culture observe a winter solstice celebration? What did they call it? What sort of festivities did they have? Are any of their traditions still around today? If the holiday itself is still observed, in what ways was it different back then?

  One of these days I'll ask you guys a persona question I can actually answer for my own. Curse their lack of a written language!

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