5 Solstice Traditions from around the world

  1. Stonehenge Summer Solstice Celebration, England: Stonehenge is an iconic prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, and it's one of the most famous sites for celebrating the summer solstice. Thousands of people gather at Stonehenge to witness the sunrise and participate in ancient rituals, music, and dance. Find out more about Soltice at Stonehenge here.

  2. Inti Raymi Festival, Peru: In Peru, the Inca Festival of Inti Raymi celebrates the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which occurs around June 21st. The festival takes place in Cusco and includes colorful processions, traditional music and dances, and a reenactment of ancient Inca rituals to honor the sun god, Inti.

  3. Midnight Sun Marathon, Norway: Held in Tromsø, Norway, the Midnight Sun Marathon takes advantage of the phenomenon of the midnight sun during the summer solstice. Participants can run a full marathon, half marathon, or shorter distances while experiencing the unique beauty of running under the midnight sun.

  4. Fête de la Musique, France: Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is celebrated in many cities around the world on June 21st, the summer solstice. Originating in France, the festival encourages musicians of all genres and skill levels to perform in public spaces, parks, and streets, creating a vibrant atmosphere of music and celebration.

  5. Yoga in Times Square, New York City: On the summer solstice, thousands of yoga enthusiasts gather in New York City's Times Square for an event called "Solstice in Times Square." Throughout the day, multiple yoga classes are held, allowing participants to practice various yoga styles in the heart of Manhattan, surrounded by the bustling city and the energy of the solstice.