Stonehenge Will Livestream Its Summer Solstice Celebration In June

Each summer time, on the longest day of the 12 months, hundreds of individuals collect at England’s Stonehenge monument. They arrive to catch the second when the solar rises by way of the apex of the world’s most well-known stone circle that occurs on the Summer time Solstice. Sadly, this 12 months Stonehenge is closed to the general public, and the annual gathering has been canceled. As an alternative, the occasion will likely be livestreamed on Fb on June 20 by English Heritage. 

In addition to being an interesting historic monument, Stonehenge is an especially ceremonial place for some individuals. Whereas nobody is aware of precisely what the neolithic period monument was initially constructed for, it’s thought by many to have been a prehistoric place of worship. 

Though Stonehenge is a sacred place for druids and modern-day pagans, it wasn’t all the time potential to see the summer time solstice there—at the least not legally—because it was principally closed to the general public till the early 2000s.

Talking to the English newspaper The Unbiased, Stonehenge web site Nichola Tasker mentioned, “Now we have consulted broadly on whether or not we may have proceeded safely and we might have dearly preferred to host the occasion as per traditional, however sadly, ultimately, we really feel we’ve got no selection however to cancel.”

She added, “We hope that our dwell stream affords an alternate alternative for individuals close to and much to attach with this religious place at such a particular time of 12 months. We stay up for welcoming everybody again subsequent 12 months.”

For many individuals, this will likely be a devastating loss. Nonetheless, for others, myself included, the prospect to witness this occasion on-line is a novel alternative.

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