Summer Solstice Being Celebrated with Ceremonies and Prayers


Welcome to summer! (Photo/File)

The summer solstice arrives today officially at 9:57 a.m. - EDT. For Native Americans, the summer solstice means more than trips to the beach, tall glasses of cold lemonade, and fresh watermelon. For centuries, Indigenous people across North America celebrated the summer solstice with ceremonies and prayer. Many Indigenous communities celebrated the first day of summer as a time of renewal.

Some Native Americans are celebrating today, June 21, 2023, as the World Peace and Prayer Day.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse (Lakota) will be hosting a time of prayer with the Winnemem Wintu at the Redding Rancheria


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