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TODAY’S HEADLINE STORY: Sunny history behind this wintry holiday season

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Happy Holidays, Indoor Tanning Community! Some Dec. 25 holiday origins celebrated the sun god.”In imperial Rome, the December 25 feast in honor of the Invincible Sun, Sol Invictus, was accompanied by the exchange of gifts, cutting of greens, lighting of candles, and public festivals commemorating new life. The sun, after all, had turned in the sky and was rising earlier and setting later, after the winter solstice. Rome on December 25, before Christianity, looked very much like New York on December 25 after Christianity.” — Raymond J. Lawrence, retired director of Pastoral Care, New York Presbyterian Hospital

2008-12-24-sunny-holiday-copy.jpgSmart Tan wishes everyone in the professional indoor tanning community a safe, happy and sunny Holiday Season — including Sol Invictus!