Once there was, and once there wasn’t… so begins the tales of ancient Persian storytellers, especially on the Winter Solstice when they told exciting stories to cheer gatherers on the year’s longest night. Throughout history, the first day of winter has always been a time to gather and share a good tale while enjoying friendship and food. To keep up with this age-old tradition, on December 21 the Westport Historical Society located on 25 Avery Place is hosting a Winter Solstice storytelling hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This year WHS revives the Winter Solstice tale-telling tradition and they invite the public to join them for some cheer as they follow the Yule traditions and honor the Winter Solstice. Help them keep this lively tradition going by taking part in reading a story they have selected or bring your own to share. You’ll also hear about the origin of celebrations around the world associated with the winter holidays.
Click here to pre-register; $8 for members and $12 for non-members, tickets are $10 at the door for members and $15 for non-members.