12 Strangely Wonderful Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

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Gianluca Colla

From bonfires to floral crowns, there’s no wrong way to celebrate the start of summer.

Mount Olympus Trek in Greece

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The Summer Solstice, according to some versions of the Greek Calendar, marks the first day of the year. It also occurs one month before the opening of the Olympic Games. Today, a faction of locals make the trek up Mount Olympus, a tradition that has lasted some 2,500 years.

12 Strangely Wonderful Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World

Mount Olympus Trek in Greece

The Summer Solstice, according to some versions of the Greek Calendar, marks the first day of the year. It also occurs one month before the opening of the Olympic Games. Today, a faction of locals make the trek up Mount Olympus, a tradition that has lasted some 2,500 years.

Gianluca Colla
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