Summer Solstice marks the point when the planet’s tilt is most towards the Sun, and the star’s position has inspired various rituals.
The summer solstice, or midsummer, is a special day that occurs twice yearly (once in the Northern hemisphere and once in the Southern). It is the only day where the Earth’s poles tilt at the maximum angle towards the sun and therefore produces the longest day of sunlight.
Because of the special nature of this day, cultures all over the world celebrate it for various reasons, whether it be fertility, love, joy, or rebirth, almost every country has its own beliefs and traditions surrounding the solstice. Some traditions can even be quite bizarre, here are ten of the most bizarre and unique summer solstice traditions from around the world. Continue at Source: The World’s 10 Most Bizarre Summer Solstice Traditions
A total solar eclipse stretched across South America on Tuesday. Just after 4:30 p.m. ET, viewers of a livestream and in parts of Chile and Argentina witnessed a stunning transformation of the sky as day turned to night and the moon progressively blocked the sun.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and, as a result, it can be overwhelming deciding how to fill each day. With millions of people and almost as many shows descending on the Scottish capital for this entertainment extravaganza, it can be easy to miss truly iconic experiences amongst the madness. Continue at Source: 10 Things Everyone Has To Do During Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Denver has some tasty events lined up this week. Kick it off by getting charitable at a Sandwich Making Party and end it by slurping up noodles at a Modern Times Beer Ramen Brunch. Wherever you taste buds take you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of food and drink events happening in Denver. Continue at Source: Top Taco and 33 Other Food &Drink Events in Denver this Week
Ah, Los Angeles. The City of Angels. With so much to do and so much to see it’s hard to imagine what one might do with only twenty-four hours? What are the most important stops to make? Where are the places that make Los Angeles so truly unique found? Well, if there were only twenty-four hours to explore this beautiful and unique city filled with diverse people, cuisines, landscapes, and ecosystems, it’s best to just get right into it. Continue at Source: 10 Activities And Events To To Do If You Have 24 Hours In Los Angeles
Include a food festival on your Ireland itinerary – they’re the perfect chance to hear directly from Irish chefs, farmers, and foodies about their areas of expertise. September, October, and November, designated Ireland’s “Taste the Island” months, are an especially good time to celebrate Ireland’s food and drink. Continue at Source: Fabulous Irish food festivals you can’t miss