A summer solstice occurs when the earths axis is at its most inclined point toward the sun. This event provides us with the longest daylight of the year, with exception of the polar regions. The word solstice comes from the Latin words "sol" (sun) and "sistere" (to stand still) which provides us with a long day.
Despite the fact that summer solstice marks the beginning of the summer season, Unfortunately the solstice event also signals that our days will now be getting shorter.
Multiple religions and cultures celebrate the solstice or as they may call it, Midsummer. Many countries of the Christian belief celebrate the day to honor Saint John the Baptist. If Stonehenge is anything to go by, summer celebrations have a millennia-old history. While the ancient druids may have commemorated the fertility of the season, many of us are just happy to get outdoors.
But with days getting shorter How can that be a reason to celebrate?