Latest News Wires Winter Solstice prompts gatherings of druids, spiritualists, and doomsday party goers

The winter solstice was celebrated at Stonehenge in England – and New Hampshire – Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012. In Pennsylvania, atheists marked the winter solstice by hanging a banner next to a nativity scene.

By , Associated Press

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As Dec. 21, 2012 marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the event is being marked in a variety of ways around the globe.