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Today marks the first day of winter

December 21

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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.

The Magpie, Claude Monet, c. 1868


December 21
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