Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year. The summer solstice can have different dates every year but they usually occur between June 20th-June 22nd. This year it will happen on June 21st. Solstice is Latin for “sun standing still”.
The Summer Solstice also marks the beginning of summer. Many countries around celebrate the Solstice by gathering at Stone Henge in the U.K., the Chinese celebrate Earth, femininity, and the “yin” forces. A modern celebration of the Summer Solstice is known as Midsummer’s Feast.
June 19, 2017
We’ve certainly been noticing the early sunrise and late sunset as we get closer to summer’s official start. We love when the sun stays out for a few more hours at night. My girls love any reason to celebrate, so we love to pay our tribute to the sun with a day of sunny crafts and snacks, plus plenty of outside time.