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June 21st, it’s Summertime. Or not?

On June 21st half of the planet will celebrate the arrival of Summer while the other half will welcome Winter.

In the Northern hemisphere, June 21st is the longest day in the world, after which the hours of daylight will diminish little by little until December 21st, the winter solstice.

The exact same thing happens in the Southern hemisphere but with opposite dates: June 21st is the shortest day of the year and marks the beginning of winter, after which the hours of daylight will only get longer.

This is how the same calendar days mark different cycles of nature throughout the world. While Sweden celebrates Midsommarstång, the midsummer feast, Peru still honors IntiRaymi, the new year for the ancient Incas.

Regardless of the season in your part of the world, celebrate it with those near you and the fruits the season brings on your table.

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