Photos: Winter Solstice Celebration

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Mati Waiya leads the placing of the pole during the Wishtoyo Winter Solstice Ceremony to bless and send good hopes for the new year.

The Wishtoyo Chumash Village held its Winter Solstice Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 21, to celebrate the coming of the New Sun. A Winter Solstice pole went into the ground at the village to mark the sacred occasion. Dozens were in attendance.