Wednesday , 21st December will be the winter solstice the shortest day of the year 2016 so here are some important things that everyone must know about the winter solstice.
In simple words, Winter Solstice is the longest night and the shortest day on the earth.
First of all, it happens one in a year when the sun is overhead directly with the Tropic of Capricorn.
Secondly, you will get very few hours of sunlight on this day. How many hours it depends on the region you live?
Some will get 9 and some will get 10 hours.
3rdly, Winter Solstice is the shortest but not the coldest day of the year.
Here are many Winter solstice celebrations and traditions in the world as well. Most of the regions mark this day as the first day of winter. People like to spend time with their families and loved ones. According to the tradition, people like to see the changes in nature.