The Longest day Summer Solstice 2022 Sensual traditions
Today, June 21st, 2022, Summer Solstice 2022’s longest day Sensual traditions In all the world, enjoy this longest day with sensual summer traditions.
Feel something moving in your heart? Maybe a boost to your libido? Are you getting all hot and bothered, or what?
The 2022 summer solstice is coming up. The official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the longest day of the year. Summer brings the most sun, the most heat, a romantic mood, and the harvest.
In many places around the world, both plant and human fertility have been linked to the solstice in the past.
explores some of these sensual summer traditions that have been going on for years. But first, let’s look at some of the science behind it.
I like getting things right. When will the summer solstice be in the year 2022?
It depends on where you are when the solstice comes around.
NASA says that it will happen at 9:13 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) on Tuesday, June 21. The time and date of the solstice for you depend on how far away from your time zone is from UTC.
Here’s how 09:13 UTC translates to local time in a few places around the world, and you can watch the time change as we move from east to west:
• Guam: 7:13 p.m. Tuesday
• Tokyo, Japan: 6:13 p.m. Tuesday
• Manila, Philippines: 5:13 p.m. Tuesday
• Dhaka, Bangladesh: 3:13 p.m. Tuesday
• Dubai, UAE: 1:13 p.m. Tuesday
• Istanbul, Turkey: 12:13 p.m. Tuesday
• Brussels, Belgium: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday
• Casablanca, Morocco: 10:13 a.m. Tuesday
• Recife, Brazil: 6:13 a.m. Tuesday
• Boston, Massachusetts: 5:13 a.m. Tuesday
• Guadalajara, Mexico: 4:23 a.m. Tuesday
• Calgary, Canada: 3:13 a.m. Tuesday
• Seattle, Washington: 2:13 a.m. Tuesday
• Honolulu, Hawaii: 11:13 p.m. Monday
Sensual Traditions: The Longest Day of Summer Midsummer in Sweden
Now let’s talk about what we’re really thinking about: the romantic and sexy parts of the solstice. We’ll start in Sweden.
In their traditions, they dance around a maypole, which some people see as a phallic sign. They also eat herring and vodka. Whether or not you think that’s romantic is probably a matter of taste.
Jan-Ojvind Swahn, a Swedish ethnologist and author of several books about the country, told CNN before his death in 2016 that a lot of children are born nine months after Midsummer.
“The most common thing to do at Midsummer is to drink. “There are historical pictures of people drinking to the point where they can’t go on anymore,” said Swahn.
Even though the drinks have something to do with the baby boom that followed, Swahn pointed out that Midsummer is a very romantic time even without the drinks.
“There used to be a tradition that unmarried girls would dream of their future husbands if they ate something very salty during Midsummer or put a bunch of different flowers under their pillow while they slept,” he said.
Summer Solstice Sensual Traditions in China
ChinaCulture.org says that records from the Song Dynasty (960–1279) show that officials could take three days off during the summer solstice.
It had a name, “Chaojie,” and the women gave each other colored fans and sachets. “Fans helped them feel less hot, and the sachets kept mosquitoes away and made them smell good.”
The sun comes up at 3:23 a.m. in Mohe, which is the most northern city in China and is in the province of Heilongjiang. This means that people there get to enjoy almost 17 hours of daylight.
Every year, thousands of people gather at Stonehenge in England for one of the most famous solstice celebrations in the world. Because of the pandemic, they had to cancel it, just like they had to cancel a lot of other things in 2020 and 21.
But English Heritage says that the real party will happen again in 2022. You can also watch the sunrise live on the group’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.
Stonehenge is mysterious because it was built by druids and pagans a long time ago.
King Arthur Pendragon, a senior archdruid, told CNN that all druid rituals have something to do with fertility. The solstice is no different. “On the longest day of the year, we celebrate the union of the male and female gods, the sun and the Earth.”
Sensual traditions Pagan rites in Greece
In Greece, people dream of their future spouses. As in much of Europe, the pagan solstice became St. John’s Day. Many northern villages still practice traditional rites.
In Klidonas, local virgins harvest seawater.
Unmarried village ladies deposit personal belongings in a pot and leave them under a fig tree overnight. Folklore says that the magic of the day gives the girls’ things the power to tell them about their future partners.
The next day, all the women in the community gather and take turns pulling out things and reciting rhyming couplets. Nowadays, the celebration is an excuse for women to tell filthy jokes.
Eleni Fanariotou, who filmed the custom, claims the elderly in her area have the ugliest rhymes. Later, both sexes jump over a blaze.
A wish is granted after three jumps across the flames. Fanariotou thought the festival was romantic.
All the village’s young people go, so it’s a good time to socialize. Men prefer to show off by building the biggest fires to jump through.
In Eastern Europe, the summer solstice of 2022
In Eastern Europe, the summer solstice is tied to Ivan Kupala Day, which many Slavs see as a romantic holiday (“kupala” is derived from the same word as “cupid”). It’s also called Kupala Night because love doesn’t seem to have a set schedule.
Agnieszka Bigaj from the Polish tourist board says, “People used to think that Kupala night was a time for people to fall in love and that those who celebrated it would be happy and wealthy all year.”
Young, unmarried women used to float flower wreaths down the river, where single men on the other side would try to catch them. She told me
Polish folklore says that the man and woman in question will end up together. A big part of the holiday is bonfires, and it’s a tradition for a couple to jump through the flames while holding hands. If they don’t let go, it’s said that their love will last.