Happy Summer Solstice

Tomorrow, June 21st, is the summer solstice.  For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it means it’s the longest day of the year.  Yep, dark days are ahead, folks – the days will only get shorter from here until the winter solstice in December.

For thousands of years, people who live in parts of the world where it is noticeable (i.e. somewhere away from the equator) have celebrated the solstice and come up with innovative ways to measure and predict the exact day and time it will occur.  Many cultures still hold celebrations, both religious and secular, on this amazingly long day of sunlight.

If you are having some kind of summer solstice celebration, enjoy!  And if not, here are some videos to enjoy instead:

 

 

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