Friday, December 22, 2006

They Didn't Tell Me There Was a Math Requirement!

From BBC:
Around 60 people turned up to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge - on the wrong day.

After negotiating with site-managers English Heritage, the crowd performed traditional solstice activities on Thursday morning, and left peacefully.

One reveller, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "We formed a ring and held hands, and touched the stones. The man with the green cloak was there.

"But there were an awful lot of red faces," she said.

The Pagan celebration of Winter Solstice is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world.

The Solstice is actually at 0022 GMT on Friday, and some crowds are expected at Stonehenge on Friday morning.

"I don't know if I'll go back," the reveller said.

A spokeswoman for English Heritage, which looks after the site, said: "People assume because the Summer Solstice is the 21st June, the Winter Solstice will be the 21st December.

"They should always check."

I guess it’s not easy being pagan these days.