Summer Solstice Celebrations Kick Off Around The World
Countries in the northern hemisphere will be treated to the first day of Summer, and the longest day of their years. The Summer Solstice is a very prominent and spiritually significant day for certain cultures, and it’s also just pretty to watch in certain areas of the world.
The mysterious Stonehenge in England is the grounds for solstice celebrations every year, and the first one for years after COVID-19 quarantines occurred this morning.
Here comes the sun ☀️ Happy #SummerSolstice from Stonehenge pic.twitter.com/unZcZG2iN6
— Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge) June 21, 2022
With druidic and pagan cultures dotting the whole United Kingdom, plenty of areas besides Stonehenge have excellent solstice views in these countries. Another incredible one was shared by Mark Rees, who showed off an old Welsh burial sight that only lets light from the sun shine through on solstice day.
Let there be light!
This is Bryn Celli Ddu, a neolithic burial site on Anglesey, #Wales, aligned to allow the sun to reach the back of the chamber at daybreak on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.#SummerSolstice #midsummer #longestday pic.twitter.com/yqIPUuwOhZ
— Mark Rees (@reviewwales) June 21, 2022
The summer solstice is also celebrated in Sweden where it is known as Midsummer, which is celebrated through heavy drinking and also known as a time to celebrate fertility. Film review site Letterboxd made a humorous reference to the recent horror movie Midsommar by Ari Aster in a celebratory summer solstice post featuring Florence Pugh in costume on the films set with sunglasses.
happy summer solstice 🌞 pic.twitter.com/g1CNOkhxIM
— Letterboxd (@letterboxd) June 21, 2022
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