IGNIS Winter 2017-2018 - Page 12

IGNIS Young Reporter by Melonie King age 15 Many major celebrations circle around December 21st. It is the day of the winter solstice, an astronomical event marking the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year. During one brief moment, on this day, the sun is at its minimum elevation in the sky. Various cultures mark this time of year by spending time with family, singing, with fires or festivals. Winter Celebr 12 IGNIS