Happy merry Solstice and all that to everyone! But while we’re on the subject, I’d like to make a quick point.
Although the solstice is centered on a single moment, it is more properly a period of time, a little liminal band between seasons. The same can be said of June’s solstice, and the equinoxes as well. Around each of these quarters of the year, the relationship between day and night holds, with the slide from day to night or night to day slowing to an almost invisible rate. And so virtually all traditional celebrations of the year’s pivot points last for longer than a single moment or mere day, because the proportion of day and night being recognized is a microseason in and of itself.
In the immortal words of Biggie Smalls, “And if you don’t know, know you know.”