Yule, Solstice, Christmas, Winter Holiday of your choice

Challenge #154 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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The 21st is the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Many cultures and religions have a winter holiday around this time of year. Capture the essence of a specific winter holiday and please add a note if it is about a certain aspect or meaning. Pleae be respectful when including ANY religious iconry
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Madonna di Campiglio, Trentino, Italy. Brenta Dolomites, UNESCO world heritage.
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Submitted: Friday, 28th December, 2012 16:19 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 24th December, 2007
Focal length: 30 mm
Shutter speed: 10 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
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