Today is the first day of summer or the day of the summer solstice.
It is the longest day with more sunlight, the further north we would go in the Northern Hemisphere. My daughter is in Sweden right now and she emailed: it gets light around 3:00AM and the sun does not go down until midnight. This same pattern is true for the US, Canada, Europe, Central America and Asia.
Sol + stice comes from the Latin word sun and to stand still. When the days get longer during June, the sun rises higher and higher and then seems to stand still in the sky.
celebrations are more religiously originated.
vitamin D. It does the body good and strengthens your bones. If you want to learn more about the astronomical facts of the summer solstice, you can follow that link.
Otherwise, just enjoy summer and all its benefits of outdoors, fun and sunshine.
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