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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-20-13 10:29 AM
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Happy Summer Solstice, tonight and wee hours of tomorrow.
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Edited on Thu Jun-20-13 10:46 AM by No Elephants
Apparently, it is hitting areas west of the central time zone late tonight and the central and eastern zones in the wee hours of Friday morning.

http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-summer-summer-...

Sort of a wide stance summer solstice this year.


That makes tonight or tomorrow night what Shakespeare considered Midsummer's Night. According to legend and his play, magical things can happen. So, keep your eye out for magical stuff, starting somewhere around 11 pm tonight, Mountain Daylight Time.

Like so many holidays, it started out as a pagan celebration, then was converted into a Christian one, but the pagan undertones remained. in the celebrations.

Summer Solstice in varous lands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer

I used to take the expression "Midsummer's Night very literally. Once, I actually counted the days between the summer solstice and the fall equinox to see when Midsummer was. Turns out the middle of astronomical summer is sometime in August, but it's not what the Shakespearean play or the legends and traditions are about.

Willie and medieval England, I can relate. I always feel as though the summer is almost over once July 4 passes. (July 4 is almost a week-long celebration in Boston.)


Anyway, summer up!
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