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When is the First Day of Winter 2017?

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The Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight during the whole year. The word solstice comes from the Latin words for "sun" and "to stand still." In the Northern Hemisphere, it always occurs around December 21 or 22. (In the Southern Hemisphere, it is around June 20 or 21.) This date is considered to be the first day of Winter.

Here's a chart that shows what day of the week the First Day of Winter is celebrated in Northern Hemisphere from 2012 - 2022:



Year Day First Day of Winter Falls on First Day of Winter
2012 Friday December 21, 2012
2013 Saturday December 21, 2013
2014 Sunday December 21, 2014
2015 Tuesday December 22, 2015
2016 Wednesday December 21, 2016
2017 Thursday December 21, 2017
2018 Friday December 21, 2018
2019 Sunday December 22, 2019
2020 Monday December 21, 2020
2021 Tuesday December 21, 2021
2022 Wednesday December 21, 2022
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