June 21 is the shortest day of the year, when in the southern hemisphere the winter begins. It is a tradition in this day, to commemorate the “Antarctic Fellowship Day” , a day to greet each other in the Argentine’s Antarctic Bases and that date is taken as a reference, to teach about Antarctica in the schools.
So, next Sunday, June 21, it’s an important date for the Argentines that send greetings. It’s a day well recalled in most of the country’s schools, that will fulfill the objective established by the School Calendar by “promoting the culture and awareness and the importance of Argentina’s presence on the Antarctic territory, recognizing the work of the people involved in scientific matters on the Icy Continent and also, provide that the elderly know more about the Antarctic theme, so little spread.
To get more information on this commemoration, click below: www.marambio.aq/confraternidadantartica7.html
And about 21 June, the date of the Antarctic friendship, we cannot forget that this is also the day of the Winter solstice in the southern hemisphere that marks Midwinter in Antarctica! WAP is pleased to relay a message forwarded by an Antarctic veteran, DL8JDX, to the friends actually involved down there.
Antarctic Mid Winter Day Greetings
Dear Antarctic friends,
all our happy Meetings, during work and during celebrations, are still in my mind too. What a great time. Wish you all a happy midwinter and stay healthy!
Kind regards, Volker
TNX Volker Strecke DL8JDX