Celebrate the summer solstice with these summer activities, crafts, and other fun ideas! In the Northern Hemisphere the summer solstice typically occurs between the 20th and 22nd of June in the Northern Hemisphere while it falls between the 20th and 22nd of December in the Southern Hemisphere. Links to winter solstice ideas for those celebrating the winter solstice are included.

Fun Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Welcome the arrival of summer with these fun ways to celebrate the summer solstice! Links to Winter Solstice ideas are also included.

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Astarte Moon Inspirations a life closer to nature's rhythms : 25 Ways to Celebrate Litha! How will you celebrate the summer solstice?

Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge.  Photograph: Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images

Summer solstice: twenty years of solstice dates and times

The summer solstice occurs today - the longest day, also known as midsummer. The term summer solstice is actually the moment when the earth is most inclined towards .

Pierre ALECHINSKY (born 1927) Summer SOLSTICE-1979. Acrylic on paper on canvas signed, dated, titled and located at the bottom right  "Summer Solstice, Alechinsky, NY, 1979 ".

Pierre ALECHINSKY (born 1927) Summer SOLSTICE-1979. Acrylic on paper on canvas signed, dated, titled and located at the bottom right "Summer Solstice, Alechinsky, NY, 1979 ".

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I love the ancient feast days of the pagan calendar. Celebrating the turn of the “great wheel of the year” through the solstices, equinoxes and cross quarter days, these “holy days” are…

Summer solstice 2013: Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year.  Anchorage Alaska's day lasts  21 hours 19 minutes.

The summer solstice: Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year

Land of the Midnight Sun: The sun sets just before 1 a. on June in Anchorage, Alaska. Daylight in Anchorage will peak on Friday, June with 19 hours, 21 minutes on the summer solstice. by Dan Joling / AP

If you stood inside the Stonehenge monument on the day of the northern summer solstice, facing north-east through the entrance towards a rough hewn stone outside the circle – known as the Heel Stone – you would see the sun rise above the Heel Stone.

If you stood inside the Stonehenge monument on the day of the northern summer solstice, facing north-east through the entrance towards a rough hewn stone outside the circle – known as the Heel Stone – you would see the sun rise above the Heel Stone.

China's national disgrace "The Yulin dog meat festival," where some 10,000 dogs are slaughtered and served up as meals, is often wrongly assumed to be an ancient Chinese tradition. In fact, the festival only dates back to 2009 when it was launched in the city of Yulin in China's southwest to celebrate the summer solstice. - http://www.yulin2016.com

China's national disgrace "The Yulin dog meat festival," where some dogs are slaughtered and served up as meals.

When is the first day of summer 2016? Get the solstice date and time. Plus, free summertime ecards, folklore, and more!

Summer Solstice 2018: First Day of Summer

When is the first day of summer Get the solstice date and time. Plus, free summertime ecards, folklore, and more!

This site shows exactly what time the summer solstice is, depending on your location.

June Solstice in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia is on Monday, 22 June 2015 at AM AEST

Serpent Mound - Ohio, USA   The figure of a giant snake, apparently uncoiling itself, was excavated in the late 19th century. The massive serpent is nearly a quarter-mile long. Recent carbon-dating research suggests the Fort Ancient culture built the monument roughly 900 years ago.  The serpent’s body is made of raised berms of grassy earth that weave across a plateau. On the summer solstice, the setting sun aligns with the snake’s head.

Serpent Mound - Ohio, USA The figure of a giant snake, apparently uncoiling itself, was excavated in the late century. The massive serpent is nearly a quarter-mile long. Recent carbon-dating research suggests the Fort Ancient culture built the monu

Festivals throughout the year: New Year~Jan. 1st, SPRING EQUINOX May Day~May 1st, SUMMER SOLSTICE Saint John's Tide~June 24th, FALL EQUINOX Michaelmas~Sept. 29th, Martinmas~Nov. 11th, Saint Nicholas~Dec. 6th, Santa Lucia~Dec. 13th, WINTER SOLSTICE Christmas~Dec. 25th.

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