Audubon Society in Glastonbury to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

The center will celebrate the longest night of the year with a bonfire and ceremonies Friday night.


The Connecticut Audubon Center in Glastonbury will celebrate the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year—with folklore, song and a bonfire Friday night.

The “bring back the sun” celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Audubon Center at 1361 Main St. in Glastonbury, and will include a bonfire, solstice ceremonies from cultures around the world, food, refreshments, and educational programs from Kasha Breau and Dave Magee.

The solstice will occur at 6:12 a.m. on Friday.

The winter solstice, or the longest night of the year, was traditionally celebrated by nearly every ancient culture in the world.  Many of the modern holiday traditions—Yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and holly—all began as pagan solstice rituals that were incorporated into the

The event costs $8 for Audubon Society members and $10 for non-members, with a maximum of $30 per family. Call (860)633-8402 for more information or to register; registrations are not necessary.

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