The winter solstice also known as midwinter is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. In 2018, winter solstice in Northern Hemisphere will be at 3:53 am (IST) on Saturday, December 22. It occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. Just like any other events, people send good wishes to each other on winter solstice. To greet Happy Winter Solstice, we have compiled a list of messages, wishes, WhatsApp stickers, GIF images and photos to send across to your loved ones. Solstice happens twice in a year. In Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice. Winter Solstice 2018: Google Doodle Marks Shortest Day of the Year in Northern Hemisphere.
Around the world people observe winter solstice in a different way. For Jews, the winter solstice is called ‘Tekufat Tevet’. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening hours of daylight during the day. Although the interpretation of the event has varied across cultures, many have held a recognition of rebirth, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time. Send these winter solstice wishes to your friends and family to mark the event. You can share it on WhatsApp, SMS and even on Facebook. Winter Solstice 2018: Know All About The Shortest Day and Longest Night of the Year in Northern Hemisphere, Watch Video.
Winter Solstice 2018 Wishes
Happy Winter Solstice!
WhatsApp Message Reads: May the Flame Warm Our Hearts And May the Light Remind Us Of the Ever-Returning Sun. Happy Winter Solstice!
Winter Solstice 2018!
WhatsApp Message Reads: As the Sun’s Rays Warm the Winter Landscape in Anticipation of the Coming Spring, I Send Blessings to You for a Beautiful Winter Solstice.
Spread Warmth This Winter Solstice 2018!
WhatsApp Message Reads: Hoping the Rebirth of the Sun Fills Your Heart With Rays of Joy. Happy Solstice!
Happy Solstice 2018!
WhatsApp Message Reads: May This Solstice and Turning of the Wheel Bring You Love, Peace and Good Fortune in the Coming Year. Happy Winter Solstice!
Happy Winter Solstice!
WhatsApp Message Reads: Even the Darkest Nights Awakens in Sunshine. Happy Solstice.
The word ‘solstice’ comes from the Latin solstitium meaning ‘sun stands still’, when the movement of the sun’s path seems to stop briefly. Candles, fairy lights and lanterns reflect the importance of creating warmth and light and encouraging the return of the sun. Winter solstice doesn’t last only for a day but can stretch up till the day of Christmas. In colder regions, most of the cattle is slaughtered so they would not have to be fed during the winter, so it was the only time of the year when a plentiful supply of fresh meat was available. Spread light and warmth to your loved ones by wishing them Happy Winter Solstice.