Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with us! Have you ever wondered about what other people do traditionally around the shortest day of the year? Come hear about these, including Christmas and, weather permitting, let's watch the Sun set over the summer heel stone.
The Sun seems to move quickly at equinoxes and slow at solstices. Māori believed that it was because of the two stars, Sirius and Antares.
Solstice means the sun standing still. It is the day upon which the sun rises and sets at its most distant point on the horizon north or south of due east or due west. The two solstices are also the days with the longest and shortest hours of daylight.