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How People Have Celebrated The First Day Of Summer Over The Past Century

Here come the sun, summer, and more fun on June 21, 2018!

Posted on June 21, 2018, at 2:35 p.m. ET

1911: the Bronx, New York

Teen girls have lunch during a midsummer festival.
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Teen girls have lunch during a midsummer festival.

1925: Glacier National Park Reservation, Montana

Native American women play a stick game at a midsummer celebration.
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Native American women play a stick game at a midsummer celebration.

1935: Tokyo, Japan

Fishers carry a mikoshi across the river during a midsummer festival.
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Fishers carry a mikoshi across the river during a midsummer festival.

1944: Sweden

Musicians play for a dancing crowd during a Midsummer's Eve celebration.
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Musicians play for a dancing crowd during a Midsummer's Eve celebration.

1951: London, England

Princess Elizabeth dances at the Midsummer Festival Ball.
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Princess Elizabeth dances at the Midsummer Festival Ball.

1967: San Francisco, California

A boy carries paper flowers at a summer solstice celebration.
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A boy carries paper flowers at a summer solstice celebration.

1978: Stonehenge, England

Druids practice their art at the Stonehenge ruins during the midsummer solstice.
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Druids practice their art at the Stonehenge ruins during the midsummer solstice.

1987: Wiltshire, England

Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (standing, right), celebrates the annual summer solstice with a garden party at his home.
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Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (standing, right), celebrates the annual summer solstice with a garden party at his home.

1997: Seattle, Washington

A stilt walker and nude cyclists out on the street during the annual solstice celebration.
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A stilt walker and nude cyclists out on the street during the annual solstice celebration.

2015: Curiepe, Venezuela

A woman dances during the Festival of San Juan, an African and Catholic tradition celebrating the summer solstice, the coming of the rains, and the freedom of the black slaves who fled to Curiepe during colonial times.
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A woman dances during the Festival of San Juan, an African and Catholic tradition celebrating the summer solstice, the coming of the rains, and the freedom of the black slaves who fled to Curiepe during colonial times.

2009: Minsk, Belarus

Belarusians sing and dance on the eve of Ivan Kupala Day, an ancient nightlong celebration marking the summer solstice.
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Belarusians sing and dance on the eve of Ivan Kupala Day, an ancient nightlong celebration marking the summer solstice.

2018: London, England

The sun rises over the London skyline.
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The sun rises over the London skyline.


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