Merced 2022 Winter Solstice

January 31, 2023 /

Winter Solstice is the moment during the year when the path of the Sun is farthest from the earth. Indigenous cultures believe that the ceremony is offered to thank the sun and mother earth for providing and to offer strength for its return.

It is important for the young people of Merced to host to honor Indigenous practices, to gather and create community, to share the knowledge which offered a new experience and gave residents a chance to reflect on the significance of the ceremony for Indigenous people.