LOTTERY WINNERS CONGREGATEThe above photo is of people in Meath County, Ireland, who were previous lottery winners, experiencing the Winter Solstice event at the Newgrange ancient burial mound. About fifty people are selected for the sunrise event out of about 24,000 entries. Archaeologists date the mound at around 3000 years old.
It is thought that the Winter Solstice was perhaps significant in the life of the ancients as it was a sign of birth and renewal.
This year we realize the solstice on Monday, December 21st. Current recognition for some is a time of contemplation and wonderment, and for others a time of ritual and festivities.
The below YouTube video was produced by tubelookjohn. He captures the sense and spirit of Newgrange.