This first day of summer - the solstice , when the sun is at its peak - was traditionally a time of celebration for the ancient Druids.
A special event being planned to celebrate the solstice on June 21 at Olympic Plaza is aiming to create the city's largest drum circle ever.
Officially one of the great wonders of the ancient world, Stonehenge attracts a unique twenty thousand strong crowd of hippies, pagans, witches, Druids and travellers for the solstice every year.
Thoughts of carefree summer days spent lounging in your bikini, your hair flowing and your skin glowing, seem within reach until the solstice nears, bringing the first hot, humid blast.
The solstice takes place on June 20 at 8: 57 P.M. EDT.
The Inti Raymi festival, which celebrates the June solstice , reflects the Inca's vast knowledge of astronomy.
The December solstice is around Dec. 21 but can be a day or so different any year.
Sunlight is continuous throughout the summer, but after the solstice the sun slowly sinks to the horizon until it drops below on the autumn equinox.
Which brings up another point: our modern calendars are quite misguided in suggesting that ‘summer begins’ on the solstice .
We also decided to modify our solstice / equinox schedule in order to get the Winter issue into stores during the holiday shopping season.