All cultures celebrate this change in some way. Most of them also deal with the darkness (in the northern hemisphere) by holding parties, lighting candles, and other ways of coping with the shrinking light. Christmas trees, lights, santas and church visits are used in many countries, but those traditions are only one means of coping and hoping.
|Christmas tree and bike in Isla Isabella, Galapagos, Ecuador|
Bottom Line: A Dios to the past; time to grow again.