International Day Of The Celebration Of The Solstice

Every June 21st, the International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice is observed all around the world. All throughout history and in cultures all around the world, solstices have been an important part of holiday traditions and religious culture. Each culture has assigned its own significance to the solstice — the time when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon.

This international holiday is celebrated around the summer solstice and was created by the United Nations to spread awareness about the significance of solstices to people everywhere. Because it’s a day that’s celebrated by so many cultures, the ways in which it’s observed are varied.

The History Of The International Day Of The Celebration Of The Solstice

This holiday was originally created by the United Nations in 2021. It was created to spread the news about the importance of the summer solstice to religions and cultures all around the world. Since ancient times, many important holidays and traditions have been observed on this day and by the looks of it, this will continue well into the future.

Some Amazing Facts About The Summer Solstice

Since this holiday is observed during the summer solstice, we thought that we’d take the time to list some of the amazing facts about this solstice that we know. So let’s not waste any more time and just get right down to it. Below are some of the facts that we would like to share about the summer solstice.

  • The word “solstice” comes from the Latin words “Sol” (meaning sun) and “Stitium” (meaning standing).
  • The summer solstice in India ends the 6-month period when spiritual growth is the easiest.
  • This day is the longest day, but it’s not the earliest sunrise or the latest sunset.

Observing The International Day Of The Celebration Of The Solstice

Where a person lives will probably determine how a person is going to observe this holiday. Different countries and cultures observe this day in their own way, and some people just pick and choose the celebrations they like the most for their celebrations.

Regardless of how a person decides to observe this holiday, they should take the time to spread the word about it using the hashtag #DayOfTheCelebrationOfTheSolstice.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 21 Friday
Next year (2025)
June 21 Saturday
Last year (2023)
June 21 Wednesday
Culture & History, United Nations