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Hula halau hold summer solstice ceremonies, offer support to Mauna Kea

Hula halau hold summer solstice ceremonies, offer support to Mauna Kea

Children dance around a smaller version of the Majstang, or Maypole, during the 2015 Skandia Midsommarfest at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore on Sunday. The pole symbolizes fertility during the traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice. (Sy Bean/The Seattle Times)

Children dance around a smaller version of the Majstang, or Maypole, during the 2015 Skandia Midsommarfest at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore on Sunday. The pole symbolizes fertility during the traditional Swedish celebration of the summer solstice. (Sy Bean/The Seattle Times)

At Ise a major ritual takes place at daybreak on the morning of the summer solstice when hundreds of people enter into the sea to greet the rising sun as it appears between the sacred rocks of Futami Meoto Iwa.

At Ise a major ritual takes place at daybreak on the morning of the summer solstice when hundreds of people enter into the sea to greet the rising sun as it appears between the sacred rocks of Futami Meoto Iwa.

Sânziană is the Romanian name for gentle fairies who play an important part in local folklore. Under the plural form Sânziene, the word designates an annual festival in the fairies' honor. Etymologically, the name stands for sân (common abbreviation of sfânt - "saint", "holy") and zână (a word used for fairies in general). Another likely etymology is that the word comes from the Latin Sancta Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt and moon, also celebrated in Roman Dacia (ancient Romania).

Sânziană is the Romanian name for gentle fairies who play an important part in local folklore. Under the plural form Sânziene, the word designates an annual festival in the fairies' honor. Etymologically, the name stands for sân (common abbreviation of sfânt - "saint", "holy") and zână (a word used for fairies in general). Another likely etymology is that the word comes from the Latin Sancta Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt and moon, also celebrated in Roman Dacia (ancient Romania).

Dubbed The Longest Day, it is one of thousands of bridge tournaments being held across North America on the summer solstice to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's.

Dubbed The Longest Day, it is one of thousands of bridge tournaments being held across North America on the summer solstice to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's.

Summer Solstice 2015 best dressed at Cleveland Museum of Art

Summer Solstice 2015 best dressed at Cleveland Museum of Art (photos)

Summer Solstice 2015 best dressed at Cleveland Museum of Art

Midsummer 2016 in Lidingö Stockholm

Midsummer 2016 in Lidingö Stockholm

Fairies at the Greensboro Summer Solstice Festival

Fairies at the Greensboro Summer Solstice Festival

Austin College students observe sunlight Monday on a solar calendar at the college’s IDEA center. Professor David Barker raises his hands to signal the moment sunlight traveled across the floor to the solstice marker

Austin College students observe sunlight Monday on a solar calendar at the college’s IDEA center. Professor David Barker raises his hands to signal the moment sunlight traveled across the floor to the solstice marker

People take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the village of Ozertso, on the outskirts of Minsk.

People take part in the Ivan Kupala festival near the village of Ozertso, on the outskirts of Minsk.

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