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Summer solstice celebrations around the world

Summer is finally here June 21 marks the longest day of the calendar year and the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere The word solstice is derived from the Latin scientific term "sol" and "sistere" which means "sun" and "to make stand" After June 21 the days will gradually continue to get shorter Summer officially ends in September during the Autumnal Equinox which marks the first day of fall And is one of two times a year when night and day are approximately equal lengths Here is a look at some celebrations of the summer solstice around the world New Mexico Romania Belarus Spain Venezuela Ireland Video provided by Wibbitz - EN




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