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At 5:02AM ET today, December 21, 2020, here in the northern hemisphere, the Sun reached its southernmost—or lowest—point in the sky. Today is the shortest day and the longest night of the year.  

So why do we celebrate the Winter Solstice?
Because, even though it’s dark and cold, the Winter Solstice marks a turning point. Starting tomorrow, as the Sun climbs higher each day, the days lengthen while the nights shorten. 

It is a point of reflection both literally and figuratively, and a time for optimism as we realize we have lived though the worst and have better times ahead.

Perhaps that’s one reason we celebrate this darkest time of year, lighting lights and "singing and dancing to drive the dark away."

We do it because the Winter Solstice also brings hope.
For many of us, 2020 has been the longest, darkest, and most trying year we can remember. But now its time to allow ourselves a little hope.

Here at Klinkhart Hall, we are both hopeful and thankful. Hopeful for a brighter new year, and thankful to be a part of a community that believes in us. How could we not celebrate?
So, from all of us to all of you, Happy Winter Solstice! And thank you for everything!