(CNN) -- For millennia, cultures throughout the world have observed the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, as a sacred event. In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on December 21 or 22, when the sun appears at its southernmost point in the sky.
Ancient peoples whose survival depended on a precise knowledge of seasonal cycles marked this first day of winter with elaborate ceremonies and celebrations. Spiritually, these celebrations symbolize the opportunity for renewal, a casting off of old habits and negative feelings and an embracing of hope amid darkness as the days once again begin to grow longer.
Many of the ancient symbols and ceremonies of the solstice live on today.
As we look forward to the New Year, the Winter Solstice is a divine time for rebirth of consciousness.
Come celebrate the beauty of individual and collective transformation! There will be vegan refreshments and hot dance tunes to warm us up despite the chilly weather outside.
We look forward to seeing you!
Admission: $5, Vegan Dish, or your favorite party drink!
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