I was Born on the 21st June, the date of the Summer SOLSTICE each year: The Longest Day of the Year.. So it has always being and is still a very significant time of the year for me, as it is my Birthday and it is also a time of celebration, of honoring the light and our connection to the Sun and the Earth.
Every culture has festivals to honor this day and our ancestors around the earth built numerous monuments to commemorate this time. Rituals for this day of longest light date back to ancient times, and Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites.
A SOLSTICE is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year. The Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs on the June 21st each year and the winter solstice occurs on December 21st.
The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year; the winter solstice is the shortest.
The word SOLSTICE is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still), because at the solstices, the Sun stands still in declination that is, the seasonal movement of the Sun’s path (as seen from Earth) comes to a stop before reversing direction.