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|2023 Date||21 June 2023|
|2024 Date||21 June 2024|
|New Zealand & Common Holidays|
|Misc. & Int'l. Observances|
International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice
The International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice is a global observance that aims to promote awareness and understanding of the various cultural, historical, and religious values associated with the solstice. This special day emphasizes the significance of seasonal and astronomical changes in the lives of people across the globe. By honoring the solstice, this day enables diverse communities to connect with each other and appreciate our shared human experience of the natural world.
Whilst the exact origins of the International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice are unclear, solstices have been observed throughout history within many different cultures. New Zealanders should take interest in this observance as the solstice represents the changing seasons, which play a vital role in the country's climate, agriculture, and indigenous traditions. New Zealand is home to a diverse range of cultures that have their unique perspectives on the solstice, making the celebration an enriching experience.
In New Zealand, customs and activities during the International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice often include gatherings at significant cultural and historical sites. Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, traditionally mark the solstice with religious rituals and feasting. For those who wish to partake in these festivities, the Māori cultural center in Rotorua holds solstice events. The southern hemisphere summer solstice typically occurs on December 21st or 22nd while the winter solstice on June 20th or 21st, offering New Zealanders the opportunity to observe and celebrate the solstice at these times of the year.
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Facts about this day
In the News and Trending in NZ for International Day of the Celebration of the SolsticeUpdated Stonehenge summer solstice: Thousands welcome back celebrations
bbc.co.ukMore than 6,000 gather at Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice
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wlvr.orgSummer Solstice Celebration
Top things to do in NZ for this observance
References and related siteswww.un.org: UN International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice www.almanac.com: Summer Solstice