Did you know that solar energy is at the root of many holiday traditions? December is a time for celebrating faith, family…and the power of the sun!
Each December, people of nearly every culture around the world celebrate a significant holiday. In the Christian community, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Jews celebrate Hanukah. In the Hindu world it is the time for the celebration of Diwali, and for followers of Islam, it is Eid-al-Adha. In China, it is Dongzhi, and Kwanzaa is a pan-African celebration also observed in December. For many ancient cultures, though, December was a time for festivals marking the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and celebrating the beginning of the gradual return to longer days and shorter nights. For those of us in the solar business, more hours of sunlight is a reason to celebrate as well! And of course if you haven't already, check out our upcycled hand-painted Solar Luminaries and Solar Path Lights (they make excellent holiday gifts)
Originally posted on Solar Tribune.