If you happen to live on the other side of the planet, like say in Australia, have a blast celebrating the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.
In my neck of the woods and time zone it will occur at exactly 4:34 pm today. This is the moment in time when the Sun is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer.
In ancient China, a ceremony was held on the summer solstice to celebrate the Earth, femininity, and the 'yin' forces. It complimented the winter solstice that paid tribute to the heavens, masculinity, and the 'yang' forces.
The summer solstice makes me think of one of my favourite books by Nora Roberts - The Three Sisters Island trilogy. It involves witches (the good kind), charms, spells, romance, and saving the place and people you love.
Go forth and enjoy whatever the time of day! How do you celebrate the first day of summer?