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Summer Solstice Brings Prayers, Ceremony to Indian Country

The summer solstice, occurring this year on June 21, marks the longest day of the year and the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

As the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, people around the world partake in various traditions and festivities to honor this astronomical event. However, for Native Americans, the summer solstice holds deeper significance that transcends contemporary customs.

The summer solstice is a result of the Earth's axial tilt, which causes the Northern Hemisphere to receive the most direct sunlight. This results in the longest day and shortest night of the year.


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