The Dublin Winter Solstice Festival Dec 21st.
An inclusive Multi Cutural and Multi Ethnic celebration in Smithfield in Dublins City Centre.
Huge Ogham flags, lots of music, a parade, childrens costume competitions and people from all backgrounds celebrating the winter solstice together. Dublin is my city and this is my favorite celebration of the winter solstice but its not the only one that will be going on.
People will gather at Newgrange and Loughcrew at Dawn to observe the winter solstice. Someone I know has won the lottery to be inside the passage tomb at Newgrange to see it all happening first hand in a very OLD way. Newgrange is over 5000 years old and just on the solstices light travels into the heart of the absolute darkness of the neolithic passage tombs.