International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice

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2021 Date21 June 2021
2022 Date21 June 2022
International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice History

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on June 20th of 2019. The observance brings awareness to the importance that solstices and equinoxes have for many religions. These days have special meanings for Jews, Muslims, Christians, Indigenous and to most religions. Each culture or religion has its own meaning and way of interpreting the occurrences. The observance happens every year on June 21st.

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International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice Facts

  • The word solstice comes from the Latin sol, meaning sun, and sistere, meaning to stand still.
  • The summer solstice is the day with the longest period of sunlight.
  • The summer solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Southern hemisphere. It also marks the arrival of winter.

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice Top Events and Things to Do

  • Enjoy the summer season by planning a trip involving the outdoors. You could go hiking, fishing, or swimming.
  • Visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England to witness the summer solstice like never before. There are live streams available online if traveling isn't an option.
  • Check out some of the summer solstice fire festivals that are held in celebration.

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice - References and Related Sites

www.un.org: UN International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice
www.almanac.com: Summer Solstice

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