Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
Since the dawn of civilization, humankind has rejoiced at midwinter when the days begin to grow longer and darkness is banished from our lives. The travel experts at FlightNetwork.com have released their list of top places to visit and experience the solstice to the fullest.
Here is a glimpse of the intriguing destinations that can be found on FlightNetwork’s list of 7 Awe-Inspiring Places to Be for the Winter Solstice.
Fiesta Santo Tomas incorporates a mixture of Christian celebrations and ancient Incan traditions honouring the sun god. The most spectacular of these is the death-defying Danza de los Voladores practiced in many places in Latin America. Five brave souls climb a ridiculously tall pole, tether their bodies to it with a rope, then fling themselves toward the earth.
Giza, home to the Pyramids and the Sphinx, attracts people interested in mystical subjects year round, but it’s incredibly popular at solstice time. Visitors to Egypt come to meditate and soak up the special sort of energy they claim is present at this ancient site.
It’s easy to forget that Belize was once home to the Mayan civilization alongside places such as Mexico and Peru that easily spring to mind. This year’s solstice and the end of the Mayan Calendar are a big deal in Belize, with numerous events planned in various locales.
This stone circle at Avebury, in Wiltshire, is England’s most famous ancient site. The Summer and Winter Solstices are the two most active days at Stonehenge, when it’s possible to get up close to the standing stones which have become increasingly protected in recent years. Fewer people brave the cold for the Winter Solstice, but the sunrise celebration still attracts around 1,000 people.
The top three places to be during the Winter Solstice are revealed on the FlightNetwork Blog. It’s up for debate whether the world might end that day, so why not spend it somewhere nice?
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