Here’s everything you need to know about the longest day of the year and traditions surrounding the summer solstice
Party time: Druids, pagans and revellers take part in a winter solstice ceremony at Stonehenge
Every year, around this time, we start talking about the summer solstice.
Mostly it’s because it’s the longest day of the year, and there’s a very British pessimism that says the days will immediately start to shorten into winter from now on.
But there’s also the shenanigans at Stonehenge, general celebrations and a pause to celebrate the summer.
But what does it all mean?
What is it?
It’s generally understood to mark the middle of summer – even though some of us may feel like we haven’t really had the first half yet in the UK.
Technically, it’s when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the sun, and that’s why we get…
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