102 Winter Solstice (First Day of Winter, December 22, 2003) USA vs. Japan

Vernal equinox, Summer solstice, Autumnal equinox, and Winter solstice

The Japanese observe Vernal equinox and Autumnal equinox as its national holidays, while they may notice Summer solstice and Winter solstice only on the calendar. 

In the US, people may notice Vernal equinox, Summer solstice, Autumnal equinox, and Winter solstice only on the calendar.  The fact is, we don't get a day off for any of the above days.

Winter solstice < http://www.infoplease.com/spot/wintersolstice1.html >
See our Letters:
38 First Day of Spring (Vernal equinox)
70 First Day of Summer (Summer solstice)


10603 151221-1222  December 21/22     Winter Solstice (First Day of Winter) (冬至、冬の始まる日)   Letter 102  |  レター 102
Winter Solstice 2015: When is it Shortest Day of the Year and why it matters? Science News Daily Express

December Solstice  timeanddate.com
Everything you need to know: December solstice 2015 | EarthSky


8707 150310  USA Locations for Sunrise Sunset Calendar  SunriseSunset
Predefined Locations for Sunrise Sunset Calendar
  SunriseSunset
For example, Minneapolis, Minnesota: March 10, 2015  Sunrise: 7:36, a.m., Sunset: 7:11 p.m., Day length: 11h 35 m
Duration of Daylight-Darkness Table for One Year  The United States Naval Observatory (USNO)
Daylight or Darkness Duration Table for One Year   USNO:  Minneapolis, Minnesota - Duration of Daylight: 
Winter Solstice: 8h 46m, Summer Solstice: 15h 37m
Day length - Wikipedia

Daylight - Wikipedia

March 8, 2015  Daylight Saving Time  Daylight Saving Time Begins ( 2nd Sun. in March)  夏時間スタート

7964 141211  December 21  Winter Solstice (First Day of Winter) (冬至、冬の始まる日)   Letter 102  |  レター 102
Winter solstice - Wikipedia
December solstice - Wikipedia
Solstice - Wikipedia
Winter Solstice 2009 at Tromso, Norway - YouTube
Winter Solstice in the Arctic. Fairbanks, Alaska. Time-lapse video. - YouTube


4438 131221  December 21, 2013  Happy Winter Solstice!
Winter Solstice in the Arctic. Fairbanks, Alaska. Time-lapse video. - YouTube
Winter Solstice 21 December 2013 - YouTube
The Sun Always Shines - 24 hour time lapse at South Pole 1-6-2013 - YouTube

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