Most Incredible Locations to Experience Summer Solstice
Summer solstice, which falls on June 20, 2016, is the longest day of the year above the equator. The day is also the official start of summer – it begins at 6:34 p.m. EDT. The astronomical event is also the turning point after which the sun starts rising later and setting earlier. Different traditions and celebrations have been around thousands of years, some of which are preserved today. From bonfires to equine stunts and music festivals, people all over the world gather to celebrate the period of days, and sometimes weeks, of the never-setting sun.