The kids are out of school and the temperature is rising everyday. What does it mean? This can only mean one thing; Summer must be here! This is many people’s favorite season. And why shouldn’t it be? Summer time is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the weather and sunshine. It is a time to take family vacations and hang out with friends. Summer is a time to slow down and relax. There are many things people can do to enjoy the summer months. It is important to celebrate summer and everything it brings.
When does summer start? Summer doesn’t officially start until the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined toward the Sun. It can also be referred as Midsummer. This is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight and the shortest night. The Summer Solstice occurs in June in the Northern hemisphere and in December in the Southern hemisphere. Days in the summer are longer and this is why it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy activities. It is usually around June 21st.
Many cultures around the world hold special recognition of the fertility that Summer brings. Activities include; holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals and many other celebrations. The Fourth of July is an important holiday for Americans. Yes, of course there are other activities to do during the summer months like swimming, bbqs, vacations, hanging out with friends, and sports. But the summer festivals that are held bring the true meaning of Summer to the surface. That is the whole meaning of summer time.
This is why there are so many festivals that go on during the summer months. Summer is the time of fertility when plants grow which lead up to the fall harvest. Summer festivals offer a variety of fun activities and food for everyone to enjoy. There is something for the whole family. And many are free to attend and that makes them even more enjoyable. Check your local newspaper for summer festivals in your area. Summer time is fun time! Don’t let the whole summer waste away and go by so quickly and not enjoy it. Everyone should enjoy the summer months. Summer goes fast so be sure to get out and enjoy as many festivals and activities as you can!