Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Summer Solstice is here!!

The longest day of the year and the shortest night of the year.
It arrived June 21st at 1:16 PM (EDT)
At the same time winter officially begins in the southern hemisphere of the world.
 Solstice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning “Sun to Stand Still.”

As the days lengthen the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the Sky.
Since the early times people have been celebrating this event.
In New York the Summer Solstice was brought in with a yoga celebration.

Whether you celebrated or not summer is here and for many New York kids
That means “No School” staring next week.
Enjoy the season.