The summer solstice marks the astronomical start of summer with the longest day of the year.
The hottest season of the year arrives in the Northern Hemisphere between June 20 and 22. According to the National Weather Service, “The Sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer, which is located at 23.5 degrees north latitude, and passes through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India and southern China.”
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One of the most noticeable things before the advent of the season is the lengthening of its days and their shortening after its arrival.
Mexico City welcomed the summer solstice this Tuesday, June 21 at 4:13, unlike other cities, since it occurred at a different time in every part of the world.
How is the summer solstice celebrated?
Many are aware of the significance of the celebration that takes place in New York City in the United States, where thousands of people celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice with free yoga classes.
Since 2003, the festival called “Solstice in Times Square: Mind Yoga over Madness” has become a tradition that many join.
On the other hand, in El Salvador, the descendants of the Maya meet at the archaeological site of Tazumal in Chalchoapa where they ask Mother Earth for a bountiful harvest through various songs and rituals.
Although there are many summer solstice celebrations around the world, it is said that Swedes celebrate this day with the greatest devotion.
Tradition includes gathering with family and friends to perhaps dance around. In addition, they are responsible for decorating homes with plants and making huge banquets for sharing.
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