Solar Energy Storage is not the first thing you think about when enjoying the holiday season. However, celebrating involves cooking, lighting and bigger demands on energy supply.
Gathering together with family, friends and loved ones. That’s what life is all about. Consequently, 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. Usually, 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. As an example, some Buddhist temples strike large cast bells. The 108 chimes represent each of the earthly desires, causing humanity to suffer. Finally at midnight, shrines and temples open. This, the first moment of the new year, is known as hatsumōde.
In the meantime, for Pagans, December signifies the onset of Yule. First celebrated by Germanic peoples. As a rule, Historians have linked the festival to the God Odin and pagan Mōdraniht. Beginning December 21st it coincides with the winter solstice. 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. Celebrants 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. In short, it runs from December 16th to the 24th. Together with processions, songs and nativity scenes are common. Also, there 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. In particular, they like to leave a gift such as a carrot. Thereby boosting the resilience of the reindeer pulling the magical sleigh.
Iceland’s capital city Reykjavik hosts a famous Christmas market. Usually set in a winter wonderland setting. The lucky Icelandic children have the Yule Lads – 13 Santas. Subsequently, 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, this takes place 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. It lasts 8 days and nights. Key, is lighting the menorah. In particular, this commemorates the re dedication of the holy temple of Jerusalem. Subsequently, another candle is added each night after sundown. The Shamash or ninth candle is used to light the others.
There was only enough oil to burn the menorah’s candles for one day at the re-dedication. Yet, a miracle occurred. As a result, they burned for 8 days and nights.
We hope you enjoyed hearing about different celebrations. All taking place around our beautiful planet. For the most part, all very different and yet one thing remains the same. Namely, people gathering together, celebrating with food, love, and enjoyment.
In particular, keeping the environment warm or cool will be important. As will heating hot water and providing comfort. Moreover, resources for guests and their many 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!
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