What is Winter Solstice 2009?
Today marks the Winter Solstice of 2009, meaning the tilt of earth’s axis is farthest away from the sun, resulting in the shortest day of the year. But the lack of sunlight also brings good news: from here on out, the days will start getting longer — which makes many of us feel like we have more time and can be more productive.
Many cultures have been celebrating the Winter Solstice for thousands of years, with festivals and harvest rituals. So go ahead and have that hard cider and those holiday cookies! Winter is officially here, so we can pull on those big clothes and chow down on comfort foods (as long as you’re ready to do penance when the warm weather comes back and you want to get ready for that swimsuit).
What are your winter plans? Since it’s colder outside, I like to focus on my apartment and do some cleaning and redecorating. Sometimes a dab of paint or new piece of furniture can really make your home feel more cozy and inspiring. Stay in and give yourself a manicure, or try a fitness challenge or new recipe! You might also embrace the cold weather and take those skiing or snowboarding lessons you’ve always wanted!
If cold weather’s not your thing, why not take a winter vacation to a warmer place? Travelzoo will send you weekly emails with lots of deals – and the tropical ones are starting to sound pretty enticing.