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Today marks the first day of winter
December 21, 2022
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 21 of December, repeating indefinitely
Today marks the first day of winter and is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Did you know? In the United States, several Native American tribes observed (and still observe) the beginning of winter with traditions including dance, prayer, and, in particular, storytelling.
Winter Landscape in the Sun, Carl Kenzler, c. 1940s