For The First Time Ever, Stonehenge Will Livestream The Summer Solstice Celebration

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Stonehenge dates from the Bronze Age, but this fact doesn’t mean that it cannot adapt to the modern age.

Thousands of people gather at this antic place to observe the summer solstice, as the sun rose amid clear skies. More than 10,000 people visit the Neolithic monument to see the sunrise of the longest day of the year. It is one among sporadic events that English Heritage opens up the memorial for public access.

The mystical site hosts the most popular summer solstice celebrations. With this event, it attracts thousands of visitors, among whom are the druid and pagan communities. They perform some rituals and festivals not only during the summer solstices but during the winter solstices too.

According to the oldest people claiming, the solstices have been celebrated at Stonehenge for thousands of years.

The festival happens on the longest day of the year, so every person expects to see the sunrise behind the Heel Stone.

This year, the event is canceled, because its occurrence cannot be possible. The management of Stonehenge, The English Heritage, announced that the summer solstice celebration is canceled, so they required the people to stay in their homes. As a substitution of the ceremony, the English Heritage offers a live stream of the sunrise.

The director of Stonehenge, Nichola Tasker, announced that they had consulted widely, and because of safety reasons, the event is canceled. As an appropriate alternative, they offer Livestream of the sunrise, so everyone could enjoy the opportunity to see it.

He said:

We hope that our live stream offers an alternative opportunity for people near and far to connect with this spiritual place at such a special time of year, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year.

For all the people who want to see the fascinating occurrence can observe it on a live stream on Sunday morning, June 21, 2020 (local time), on the social media accounts of English Heritage.

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