Welcome Summer

Let’s hear it for Dads! Sunday, June 18, is Father’s Day. It is a day to celebrate fathers, fatherhood and father gures. June 19, 1910, was when Washington state rst celebrated Father’s Day. But it wasn’t until 1972 that then- President Woodrow Wilson made Father’s Day a nationwide holiday. That’s 58 years after Mother’s Day was declared. We don’t have to wait for an official holiday to celebrate dads, though. Every day is a good day to let them know you love them!

The first day of summer in America is June 21 at 12:24 a.m. Eastern time. It coincides with the summer solstice.This is when the Sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. It’s often known as the longest day of the year because (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) it is the day with the most hours of sunlight.

In Iceland, though the First Day of Summer (sumardagurinn fyrsti) is a public holiday celebrated on the first Thursday after April 18. Under the Old Norse calendar, which Icelanders followed for a long time, there were only two seasons: winter and summer. So even though it’s not that warm in Iceland in April, Icelanders still celebrate the occasion with parades, sporting events, music and other festivities.

Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.