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The Most Fun Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 21: Summer solstice, which falls on June 21 this year, is the longest day of the year above the equator. The day is also the official start of summer – it begins at 6:07 a.m. EDT. The astronomical event is also the turning point after which the sun starts rising later and setting earlier.Different traditions and celebrations have been around thousands of years, some of which are preserved today. From bonfires to equine stunts and music festivals, people all over the world gather to celebrate the period of days, and sometimes weeks, of the never-setting sun.

The Most Fun Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

Summer solstice, which falls on June 21 this year, is the longest day of the year above the equator. The day is also the official start of summer – it begins at 6:07 a.m. EDT. The astronomical event is also the turning point after which the sun starts rising later and setting earlier.

Different traditions and celebrations have been around thousands of years, some of which are preserved today. From bonfires to equine stunts and music festivals, people all over the world gather to celebrate the period of days, and sometimes weeks, of the never-setting sun.

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