Happy solstice day.
Because the perigee, apogee, and 23° axis of the planet are the reasons for the seasons.
Speaking of New Year’s Eve/Day, the subway in Taipei will operate for 42 hours straight from Friday morning until Saturday night, allowing drunk revellers to get to and from events both days. My empathies to those heroes, I hope they’re getting paid double time. My sister Kat wants to watch the fireworks at midnight near Taipei 101 (here’s video of the event from two years ago), but I can’t find a pair of noise cancelling headphones that fit into a purse.
Chinese New Year 2022 (year of the tiger) is on Tuesday February 1st, which will be a nice change. For the past five years, CNY started mid-week, only lasting six days. 2016 was the last weekend to weekend CNY, nine consecutive days off. We need it.
Too bad nobody can travel anywhere, though.