Today is the shortest day of the year, a time when the sun is furthest from the equator. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it means today has the least amount of daylight of the year, and from now until June we gain more and more light. (Hooray!)
Stonehenge was built five or six thousand years ago to line up exactly for the winter solstice sunset. Historians suggest that winter solstice was more important to those ancient builders than the summer solstice, because the party was bigger. More animals were slaughtered to avoid feeding them through the winter, so everyone chowed down on a big hunk of fresh meat. And most of the wine and beer was finally fermented by the winter solstice, which helped wash down the buffet.
Even if you’re not having a big celebration, you can still take advantage of the little daylight that there is today. Give yourself some free time when you book a professional cleaning service through Cleanify. We’ll connect you to the best local cleaners so that you can soak up some of those rarified rays of sunlight. It’ll give you time to pick up your own food and drink from the grocery, and you’ll delight in cooking a meal in a well-cleaned kitchen.