Wednesday, June 18, 2014

First Day of Summer | June 21, 2014


Saturday, June 21 is the first day of summer this year. As some of you know, this day is also the summer solstice, or Midsummer Day, in the northern hemisphere. The summer solstice is the day that we see the most sunlight during the whole year. The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator, and it is calculated to be around 6:51 A.M. EDT.

Lucky for us, the first day of summer falls on a Saturday! Here are some fun ways you can celebrate on the first official weekend of summer:

  • Go Camping
  • Have a barbecue
  • Go to the lake/beach/pool
  • Have a picnic
  • Go on a scenic drive
  • Go hiking
  • Watch the sunrise/sunset
  • End the night with a bonfire



  1. I love that picture, especially the way that it captures both the woods and the person taking the picture.

    Also, I really like the post content, too. My friends and I enjoy celebrating the full moons and solstices, through bonfires, late night drives, and that sort of thing. It's good to see that we aren't the only ones, and it is a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the majesty of creation.

  2. Thank you so much.

    Yes it is, I've been so busy lately I haven't been able to spend much time outdoors. I'm for sure going to be making time to celebrate the first day of summer this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating the solstice!