Seasonal Festivals of June

by on November 6, 2012
in Festivals in June

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Get ready to know about top seasonal festivals of June. As June accounts for the arrival of summer, this month gets to have many summer festivals. Most of them are commemorated to welcome summer.  Let us have a look at some good festivals!

Summer Solstice

It is one of the most famous seasonal festivals of June. The history of Summer Solstice lies is ancient times when men used to worship sun. This event is celebrated in different parts of the world with zeal and zest. Some come to Stonehenge for religious affiliation while others just come fascinated by this festival. The people flock together on the longest summer day-21st June near Stonehenge. They witness the rising of the sun at the time of dawn. Many rejoice this event among eatables of various sorts. Bonfires are organized and several ancient customs are revitalized on this very day.

Inti Raymi

This festival is a famous attraction for visitors in Peru. The festival is commemorated by staging an ancient ritual. This festival hosts countless spectators who gather at a place to witness the ceremonies. The origin of this festival lies in paying tribute to sun. Many consider it a festival of pagans due to its ancient association with God of Sun.

Regatta of St Ranieri

This festival of Venice is famous because of the unique boat competition. The competitors are made to row in the river and prizes are handed over to the winners. The losers are abused and given goslings while the winners receive roosters or ox.

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