Shortest Day of the Year 2021 – When is it, plus Winter Solstice traditions, history, myths & Stonehenge meaning

WINTER solstice is upon us – but what is the exact date, and when is the sunrise and sunset?

The shortest day of 2021 is Tuesday, December 21 – otherwise known as the winter solstice, marking the day of the year with the fewest sunlight hours.

The word solstice literally means, in Latin, that the sun is standing still.

That’s because it marks the point when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun.

Read our Shortest Day of the Year live blog below…

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