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Winter Solstice Celebration at Belfast UU Church
December 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The annual Winter Solstice Celebration, our 21st, presented by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, will take place on Saturday, December 16th at 4:00 p.m. at the Belfast UU Church, 37 Miller Street. Featuring music, dance, storytelling poetry and other seasonal entertainment for all ages, proceeds from this event will benefit the Belfast UU minister’s discretionary fund.
Rain Date for this event is Sunday, December 17th at 4:00.
The Winter Solstice Celebration marks the shortest day of the year, when in the Northern Hemisphere the sun is at its southernmost point in the sky. The Winter Solstice has been a time of significance to people around the world for many centuries, marking the sun’s return and a hopeful turn towards spring renewal and rebirth. It has been observed in many ways by various cultures, including festivals, rituals, silliness, and special music and dances. The Winter Solstice Celebration will draw from many of those traditions and highlights of the event include the Belfast UU Choir, the Highland Mary Morris dancers, Sisters Sword dance, an original Mummer’s Play, and many others. Seating is limited.
Tickets will be available at the door, $10 for adults, $5 for children and youth ages 6 to 18, and $25 for a family; children under age 6 are free. For more information, contact Joanne Moesswilde at firstname.lastname@example.org