Solar Energy Storage – Spend Less to Celebrate in Style
Solar Energy Storage is not the first thing you think about when enjoying the holiday season. But, celebrating involves cooking, lighting and bigger demands on energy supply.
Gathering together with family, friends and loved ones. That’s what it’s all about. December is one of the busiest months with a variety of global celebrations:
Over 5 million people in the USA enjoy a 7-day holiday, celebrating African culture. Beginning on December 26th and running through to New Year’s Day. In 1966, Dr. Maulana Karenga founded Kwanzaa. It combines several African celebrations to form a cultural event.
The second most important day in the Japanese calendar after New Year’s Day. Omisoka, or New Year’s Eve, sees the final day of the old year before the new. Some Buddhist temples strike large cast bells. The 108 chimes represent each of the earthly desires, causing humanity to suffer. At midnight, shrines and temples open for the first moment of the new year, known as hatsumōde.
For Pagans, December signifies the onset of the Yule holiday. First celebrated by Germanic peoples. Historians have linked the festival to the God Odin and the pagan Mōdraniht. It begins on December 21st and coincides with the winter solstice. This is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Pagans celebrate the sun being reborn and the beginning of longer days.
Las Posadas or ‘the Inns’ commemorates the journey taken by Mary and Joseph. People re-enact the search for a safe place for the birth of Jesus. Celebrated in Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba and by Hispanic peoples in the US. It runs from December 16th through to the 24th. Processions, songs, and nativity scenes are common. As are gifts, piñatas, parties, and prayers.
The Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus. Americans celebrate with a Christmas tree, and gifts from Santa Claus. Often, the season is illustrated as a snowy white Christmas!
Meanwhile, in the UK, children decorate a tree. But, instead of milk and cookies left out for Santa, they leave mince pies and alcohol. Also, a carrot, for the reindeer pulling the magical sleigh.
Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik hosts a famous Christmas market. Set in a winter wonderland setting. The lucky Icelantic children have the Yule Lads – 13 Santas. One Yule Lad visits each night on the 13 days leading to Christmas. Each leaving small gifts in shoes placed in the window.
In total contrast, Australians decorate a ‘Christmas Bush’. Traditionally, whilst camping or going to the beach. After all, Christmas is in the middle of the Australian summer!
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, lasting 8 days and nights. Key, is lighting the menorah. This commemorates the rededication of the holy temple of Jerusalem. Another candle is added each night after sundown. The Shamash or ninth candle lights the others.
There was only enough oil to burn the menorah’s candles for one day at the re-dedication. Yet, a miracle occurred, and they burned for 8 days and nights.
All different yet all the same
We hope you enjoyed hearing about celebrations taking place around our beautiful planet. All very different and yet one thing remains the same. People gather together, for days at a time and celebrate with food, love, and enjoyment.
Keeping the environment warm or cool will be important. As will heating hot water and providing comfort. Moreover, resources for guests and their devices. Increased energy demand is inevitable. Homes will fill with loved ones and kitchens will play a key role. But don’t panic, Soltaro can help.
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Finally, wherever you are, the Soltaro Team wishes you a very happy holiday season!