Summer Solitice

Everything you need to know about the Summer Solstice 2017

What’s not to love about the summer months? From sunshine filled days through to warm evenings spent relaxing, indulging and socialising, it’s fair to say that life simply gets better during the summer time.

And, if you love nothing more than soaking up the sunshine, you will be pleased to hear that the Summer Solstice is just around the corner!

Known as the one day of the year when we get to enjoy the most daylight, this iconic celebration, which falls in June every year, also marks the date where the days begin to shorten ahead of the winter months.

But what is the summer solstice and when is it?

This year’s Summer Solstice will take place on Wednesday, June 21, and the date has been set based on the planet’s rotational axis.

The date is decided based on the sun’s tilt towards the sun and marks the longest day of the year in the middle of the summer.

How is the day celebrated?

Midsummer festivals are held in all corners of the globe to mark this special date however, the day is largely recognised as a pagan religious event in Britain.

With rituals of rebirth performed on the day, one of the biggest celebrations in the UK is held at Stonehenge. Every year, thousands of people gather to watch the sunrise and dress up to watch the sun rise up around the Wiltshire monument.

How to stay cool this summer?

Although there’s nothing better than sunshine filled days, living and working in the heat can be a very different story, especially if you haven’t invested in air conditioning.

And, with temperatures frequently reaching 30 degrees in the heart of the city, it’s more important than ever before to ensure that the spaces you spend the mist time in are cool and comfortable.

There are a wide range of AC systems available that are perfect for both domestic and residential spaces, meaning when the temperatures soar outside, you will be able to retreat indoors in optimum comfort!