Summer officially arrives today on 21st June with the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. It is a tradition in the west to celebrate summers because they are mostly under winter conditions but for countries like India, it makes no sense to celebrate summers. In fact, rising mercury levels are a cause of great concerns for people here however Google has depicted as one of its ‘O’ in the shape of the earth.
It is to be noted that today Earth’s poles are tilted toward the Sun which marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere while in the southern hemisphere it is called the winter solstice.
Google doodle also shows earth with coconut tree and beach bench signifying mood of relaxation.
21 June celebration in Stonehenge
It is a tradition in English culture to celebrate Summer Solstice in Stonehenge. It is believed that it is around 3000 BC to 2000 BC old architecture. It is a matter of great wonder for people, how people of those times were able to build such a perfect monument that would show the sunrise through gates of the monument.
We welcomed around 10,000 people at Stonehenge this morning to celebrate another spectacular #SummerSolstice. Thank you to all who joined us!
If you missed the sunrise browse the skies above Stonehenge in our new live feed Skyscape ➡️ https://t.co/Uwi144MYR7 pic.twitter.com/BcIhDrKR26
— Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge) June 21, 2019
And the sun is up! Happy Solstice from @EH_Stonehenge. #summersolstice #SummerSolstice2019 pic.twitter.com/sIqMnqQeSE
— English Heritage (@EnglishHeritage) June 21, 2019
After a brief shower.. a glorious rainbow! #summersolstice pic.twitter.com/oRy4RIcwXe
— English Heritage (@EnglishHeritage) June 20, 2019