Things To Do On the Summer Solstice

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It sure doesn't feel like it in much of North America, but in the Northern Hemisphere it is the first day of summer, the longest day of the year, a time of celebration. Some solstice-related posts we have shown before:

Candle Night: What a lovely idea- turn out the electric lights, relax, take it slow and light a candle- read a book with your child, have a quiet dinner with a loved one. "A time to save energy, to think about peace, to think about people in distant lands who share your planet....Let's make a "wave of darkness" spread over the globe together." ::Candle Night

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In London, you can paint yourself blue and go to Primrose Hill and impress all the other druids with this Stonehenge watch. Tell time, calculate solstices and play with your gnomon. ::Stonehenge watch


Rufus Wainright is proposing that on June 21st, the longest day of the year and the summer solstice, we all turn everything off (lights, fridge, computer, everything) from noon to midnight. "The time could be spent contemplating alone or with friends on the coming year and what personally one can do to save the planet." Oh, and clean out your fridge. ::Blackout Sabbath

Got any other bright ideas for the solstice? Let us know in comments!