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Winter Solstice 2013 Events Around the Bay

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We here in the Bay Area have a plethora of events, celebrations, and exciting things to do at this time of the year. Between rituals, tree lightings, Santa sightings, concerts, and winter celebrations there is something fun to do practically every day of the month.

And this abundance of holiday traditions includes Pagan holiday celebrations. For the Winter Solstice we shiver through the longest night of the year and hope that the light will return. When the sun rises on Solstice morning, Pagans across the globe celebrate the returning of the Sun.

Pagan events and rituals around the Bay don't all revolve around a sunrise celebration, but there are plenty of celebrations to choose from. If you want to honor this holy day with community this Yule, try checking out one (or more) of these celebrations that are happening in and around the Bay.

Solstice of the Goddess Rising - Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe

Self identified women only

Friday, December 20th at 8pm. 2121 Bonar Street, Berkeley. $10 donation

http://www.cayacoven.org/bloodroothoney.html

Winter Solstice Ritual and Potluck for Women - Carolyn Hunt Rituals

Friday, December 20th at 7pm. Terra's Temple, Oakland. $20 donation

www.carolynhuntrituals.com

Winter Solstice and Poliahu - Daughters of the Goddess

Womyn only event

Friday, December 20th at 7:30pm in Concord (address given when RSVP received). $15 donation

www.daughtersofthegoddess.com

ReTurning of the Light - NROOGD

Friday, December 20th at 7pm. UU Church of Palo Alto.

https://www.facebook.com/events/661919703841731/

Winter Solstice Ritual - San Francisco Reclaiming

Friday, December 20th at 3:30pm. Ocean Beach at Taraval Street

www.Reclaiming.org

Winter Solstice Bonfire - San Francisco Reclaiming

Saturday, December 21st at 3:30pm. Ocean Beach at Taraval Street

www.Reclaiming.org

Women's Winter Solstice Ritual - Diana's Grove

Saturday, December 21st at 5:30pm. Oddfellows Hall Sebastopol. $10-$30 donation

www.dianasgroveritual.org

Sing Up the Sun - Reclaiming East Bay

Saturday, December 21st (Solstice morning at sunrise). Tilden Park.

www.Reclaiming.org

Solstice with Starhawk - North Bay Reclaiming

Sunday, December 22nd at 6:30pm. The Grange Hall Sebastopol. $10-$30 donation

www.NorthBayReclaiming.org

Happy Solstice!

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