In the Northern Hemisphere, we are now at the balance between length of day and night. After today, the days will be longer than the nights.
People with seasonal depression are likely to find their mood lightening. Many people will feel renewed enthusiasm and motivation for everyday activities and for future plans. Some people may have more difficulty with insomnia, though, so it’s a good time to review your sleep hygiene!
Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, a non-religious holiday in African-American culture. While it may not be widely formally celebrated, many people celebrate at least some aspects of Kwanzaa.
The seven principles of Kwanzaa emphasize values of community building, mutual support, and progress. Their names are expressed in Swahili: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba) and faith (imani).
(Click image to go to the official Kwanzaa website)
Happy Saint Lucia Day! On December 13, around Christmas time, Saint Lucia is honored throughout Sweden and other parts of the world with candles and carols for her gift of light and music. Join us in celebrating Saint Lucia today! #saintlucia#luciapic.twitter.com/5jPszAbfG8