today we had brunch at the [hukilau] in san jose, a nice little place serving hawaiian food. the brunch was to celebrate the winter solstice, which nobody could really define.
so what is the winter solstice?
from the [following website]:
'Winter Solstice also known as Yule, Christmas, and Saturnalia, occurs in mid December. It celebrates the birth of the new Solar year and the beginning of Winter. The Goddess manifests as the Great Mother and the God as the Sun Child. The God also appears as Santa Claus and Old Man Winter. Colors are Red, Green, and White. This is a festival of inner renewal."
so that's your answer.