Okay folks, next Our World -day is coming ...
The summer solstice in the northern hemisphere is the time of the year when upper part of our globe is tilted the most towards the sun and marks the official first day of summer. If you are one of the persons who live in the southern hemisphere, June 21 marks the winter solstice, when you have the shortest day at winter ... pretty weird in a way.
Many European cultures celebrate the summer solstice in various way. Midsummer festivities are popular in Scandinavia and customs include such as dancing around a midsummer pole (naked as some say
), building large bonfires for protection of witches, decorating homes with wreaths and prepare a big meal, preferably while basking in the long northern evening/night. Up north above the polar circle the sun does not set at all.
If you belong to the group of people who believe in a flat earth, it marks that time of year when the giant dragon that wheels around the earth takes a smoke break (or something like that).
OUR WORLD idea:
Our world seen in your eyes, captured and collected in this thread. The pictures should be taken during 21st of June, which gives you 24 hours time to capture some moments from the place you live or you are at that day.
... and lets remember the normal posting rules. Only five images in a reply and the maximum image size is 800 pixels on the longer side, and 200 KB in size.
Lets see how your part of our lovely planet looks at 21st of June.
Have fun and beware of old witches (hex)!