Today's Reason to Celebrate

June 20, 2024 was

Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice! For people who live in the Northern Hemisphere of the world, today is the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. In the Arctic Circle, there will be 24 hours of daylight! Send a Summer eCard to friends and family to celebrate the change in season.

The summer solstice occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is closest to the sun. This occurs in late June for the Northern Hemisphere and late December for the Southern Hemisphere. The summer solstice is a significant time for many religions and cultures. Traditionally, people all over the world will mark this important milestone in the year with festivals, gatherings, and rituals.

To celebrate the summer solstice, grab your sunglasses and head outside to enjoy the extra hours of daylight! It's also the perfect time to plan an upcoming summer gathering. Happy summer!