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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Solstice

The year as we know is set up in 4 seasons. Some parts of the world do not experience each season but the season itself is still there. Summer Solstice happens this year on June 21st. In ancient times where there were two primary seasons this time was also known as the middle of summer. Summer solstice occurs when the sun is closest to the earth which would have been one of the hottest parts of the year.

Cultures that once worshiped the sun placed importance on the summer solstice. This day in Egypt was most likely the most important day of the year. The day was the start of the Nile flood season and was celebrated during the festival of abundance and fertility. Pagan cultures named the time Kupala and celebrated  fertility, dedication to the gods and the coming harvest and some celebrated a season of love as well as mating ritual.

Christians see the summer solstice as the feast day of John the Baptist. If you recall your bible knowledge, John the Baptist was born before Jesus Christ. He was a well known teacher and preacher. He baptized many including Jesus Christ himself

Enjoy the summer and have a great season

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