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Celebrating Summer Solstice

Reasons why Summer Solstice is celebrated in Australia

It’s December and the countdown to summer solstice begins. The summer solstice occurs once a year in December. On this day the Sun’s track across the Australian sky reaches its highest point. The summer solstice usually occurs on 22 December, but can also occur between 21 and 23 December. Both Winter and Summer solstice is celebrated across the world. There are various myths, celebrations and stories around the summer solstice. It is a key event of the summer season. There are many reasons to celebrate and be grateful for this day. 

Here’s are some of the reasons why Australia celebrates Summer Solstice and why you should too!

  1. Soak in the sunshine: This year, there will be more than 14 hours of sunlight on Summer Solstice. Make most of the sun shine! Head to the beach or plan a picnic outdoors.  
  2. Perfect for some family time: Everyone waits for summer, and this is the time when people are looking and longing for fun in the sun and to celebrate the season with candor. End the year with some amazing get together with friends and family.
  3. Soak up extra daylight: The day is warm and hence it makes it the perfect time to bask in the sun on the longest day of the year. Go on have fun in the sun, but please do take the necessary precautions. 
  4. Picnic time: With 14.25 hours of sunshine Summer Solstice is the perfect time to picnicking and listening to your favorite music. Sun, fun, music and good food! What else do you need?
  5. New beginnings: It is a good time for new beginnings and a powerful time to step forward into life. Bring out your resolution list and things to do in 2022.
  6. Cherish the memories: This being the longest day of the year tells us that we have entered into a new phase of the year. A part of the year that tends to create memorable warm and tender moments. Make more memories, bring out the old photographs and enjoy the year gone by. 
  7. Celebrate at the Australian Standing Stones: The ancient Celts celebrated the summer and winter solstices when the day lengths reached their longest and shortest. Their Celtic descendants hold a ceremony at the Australian Standing Stones on the solstice days at solar noon – when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. The ceremony begins at 11.30 am with a piper. As the solar noon is reached a talk is given about how the stones measure solar noon. The ceremony is held by one of the Stones whose shadow crosses markers at solar noon that show the solstices, equinoxes and months in between. 
  8. It’s the time to relax: You don’t have to necessarily do something on this day. Just be and enjoy the sun kissed season.
  9. Being together: It is the time for people to come together and enjoy the feeling and freshness of the day.
  10.  Enjoy the history and culture: While the day is, technically speaking, an astronomical occasion, its historical and cultural significance extends far beyond the relative length of the daylight. Since prehistory, the summer solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals.
  11. Time to be grateful and go solar: Get ready to harness the power of the sun. Be a green warrior and choose to go solar.
  12. Enjoy the offers: This Summer Solstice going solar just got easier. It is the best time to check out our limited time offers that you can’t miss!
  13. Yellow Santa: Say hello to our Yellow Santa! There is one more reason to celebrate Summer Solstice with him, for he gets special offers. So, let’s say HO,HO,HO and begin the celebrations!

14. Rise and Shine: Time to bring sunshine into someone’ life, through acts of kindness.

That is all you need to do and if you have more fun tips to celebrate the Summer Solstice, share it with us in the comments! 

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