Celebrate the Winter Solstice and gather with Occupy Detroit. You’ll find discussion about various activities going on, some entertainment in various forms, and a state of goodwill. Don’t be surprised if a little march around downtown happens afterward. Things to bring – warm clothes, extras (possibly some give-aways to those in need), candles that can be carried – can make a quick lantern in a jar with perforated lid (drop in tea candles as needed) [also serves as a hand warmer!]
What is the Winter Solstice?
The date in the calendar when the length of night is the longest in the northern hemisphere. It is based on the tilt of the axis of the Earth and that distance being farthest from the sun. Shortly after midnight, at 12:30am (05:30 UTC) on December 22 the moment will come to pass. The solstice has been observed since man began to study the heavens and mark the passage of time. [click here for the wikipedia page]