Friday, June 21, 2013

21 June 2013 Solstice celebrations

A midsummer day's scene: Revellers rise at dawn to celebrate the solstice with drumming and dancing
·         The solstice is a rare chance for members of the public to walk among the ancient Wiltshire stone circle
·         June 21 is the longest day of the calendar year, with daylight hours getting shorter from now on
·         By sunset last night, 2,000 people had gathered to keep vigil. By 5am, 21,000 people were greeting the sunrise
·         Police praise 'positive, friendly atmosphere' and say they made only 22 arrests, mainly for drug offences
PUBLISHED: 04:27 EST, 21 June 2013 | UPDATED: 07:19 EST, 21 June 2013
By Megan McCrary
Hooray! Summer officially begins on June 21, 2013, the longest day of year in the Northern Hemisphere. That prior evening, at exactly 10:04PM PDT, the North Pole will tilt directly toward the sun at about 23.5 degrees, while the sun will reach its farthest distance from the equator, marking the summer solstice. Find out what the occasion means, and how it's celebrated around the globe

Fremont Solstice Parade

What started out as a small band of bicyclists riding nude through a local parade, to the consternation of the organizers and the City Council, has grown to hundreds of participants spearheading the annual Fremont Solstice Parade. Participants help to usher in summer, covered in artistically applied body paint and not much else. June 16, 2012 in Seattle, W

Cassi Creek:  Celebration will occur.  Any documentation will most likely remain unpublished.

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