June 21 marked the day that our friends living it up in the northern hemisphere celebrated the longest day of their summer season.
To commemorate the special occasion, 9 500 revellers descended on Stonehenge in Wilshire, England, to party beside a ring of 5 000-year-old rocks.
Don’t worry, it’s a perfectly normal thing that happens every year around this time.
BBC has the deets:
On the summer solstice, the sun rises behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the stone circle, and sunlight is channelled into the centre of the monument.
It is believed that solstices have been celebrated at Stonehenge for thousands of years.
The site holds special significance for members of the Druid and Pagan community, who perform rituals and celebrations at the summer and winter solstices.
See? You’ve got nothing to worry about.
Apart from the druids and pagans, there were all sorts of colourful people who turned up for the party of the year, like the chap in the above image.
Take a look at these wonderful snaps courtesy of Getty Images FOTO:
Even the cosplayers got in on the action, and they didn’t hold back on dressing up.
Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.
No, that’s definitely not Gandalf, nor is it Getafix from Asterix.
English Heritage’s director of Stonehenge, Kate Davies, said the solstice was one of the “highlights of the year”.
“It’s a great opportunity for friends and families to come together and mark the longest day of the year, as people have done for thousands of years,” she said.
“There was a lovely, friendly atmosphere throughout, the sun shone, and dawn was met with loud cheers.”
What a happy crowd of people. They really looked like they had a lekker jol at the famous landmark.
It makes me wish that I could have gone there to party it up with them.
Hey, I can dream, can’t I?
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