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Mosherette
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/6199671.stm

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Around 60 people turned up at to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge - on the wrong day. After negotiating with site-managers English Heritage, the crowd performed traditional solstice activities on Thursday morning, and left peacefully.

One reveller, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We formed a ring and held hands, and touched the stones. The man with the green cloak was there.

"But there were an awful lot of red faces," she said.

[...]

A spokeswoman for English Heritage, which looks after the site, said: "People assume because the Summer Solstice is the 21st June, the Winter Solstice will be the 21st December.

"They should always check."




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NZUL
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What matter facts to our belief? Whether 'tis historically accurate that events should happen on a particular day, what matters is our belief in the event and our continuance of the ancient rituals of our clan.

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Brad from Georgia
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Green cloaks, red faces...how very festive.

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mindiloohoo
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Yet no one makes fun of us (meaning me and anyone else who is Christian) Christians who celebrate Christ's birth on the wrong day every year... [Big Grin]

I do think it's funny though, not checking before you go.

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They were a lot closer to the actual day of their celebration then the Christians are to the day the Jesus was born.

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Jonny T
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difference being that none aside from the most naive of Christians see 25 December as the *date* of Jesus' birth, as oppose to a day to celebrate that it happened.

what NZUL said.

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Ganzfeld
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I don't see why its an error. The solstice was on the 21st for much of the world, no? So, considering that world time is a modern construction, it should be considered well to celebrate within the 24 hour period before or after.
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