FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI -216-635-3263 -or-
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253
Each year, the timing of the summer solstice depends on the sun
reaching its farthest point north of the equator which usually
falls around June 22. This year, the summer solstice occurs on
Wednesday, June 20 at 7:09 p.m. Cleveland Metroparks invites
everyone to wake up early the next morning for its 22nd
Celebration of the Summer Solstice Sunrise on Thursday, June 21
from 5:15 to 6:15 a.m. at Lake Picnic Area Shelterhouse in
Awed by the great power of the sun, civilizations have for
centuries celebrated the summer solstice. The Celts and Slavs
celebrated the first day of summer with dancing and bonfires to
help increase the sun's energy. The Chinese marked the day honoring
Li, the Chinese goddess of light. And the Druids festivities
celebrated the summer solstice as "wedding heaven and
Earth." This belief resulted in the present day belief of a
lucky wedding in June.
Join Naturalist Ken Gober and celebrate summer's first sunrise.
As a main celestial event, the summer solstice results in the
longest day and the shortest night of the year. There won't be
dancing or bonfires, just time spent watching the majestic sunrise
and introspection. Bring a favorite sunrise photograph or
experience to share with the group. Then, enjoy a home-baked
"solstice muffin" on the way home or to work.
Lake Picnic Area Shelterhouse is located off Lake Road in
Huntington Reservation, above Huntington Beach in Bay Village.
For more information, call 440-734-6660.
Savor another Summer Solstice Sunrise with Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!