February 1, 2023
Solstice

On the day of winter solstice, many Native American communities will hold religious ceremonies or community events.The winter solstice is the day of the year when the Northern Hemisphere has the fewest hours of sunlight and the Southern Hemisphere has the most. For indigenous peoples, it has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. They passed their knowledge down to successive generations through complex stories and ritual practices.As a scholar of the environmental and Native American religion, I believe, there is much to learn from ancient religious practices.

Source: What winter solstice rituals tell us about indigenous people

What winter solstice rituals tell us about indigenous people (The Conversation)

For indigenous peoples, winter solstice has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. Their rituals reveal a deep understanding of the natural world.

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