The longest day of the year! …and while in Alaska we could have almost 24 hours of daylight! We really needed to celebrate the summer solstice! After a bit of research, we decided to
- wear flowers in our hair
- focus on camaraderie
- listen to Celtic music
- burn incense
We danced, ate hot dogs, and played a game called cornhole. We had quite a few folks stare at us but that made it all the more fun!
As the night got cooler, we used our pop-up shelter which provides some warmth and safety from the bugs. It was a great place to hang out until we were too tired to stay up any longer.
This wasn’t an official ritual or close to a Stonehenge event but what a GREAT time and an awesome opportunity to reflect on nature and friends (new and old)! I highly recommend to take unique designated days and celebrate them to the max and not care what others think 🙂
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