June 20, 2014
Tomorrow marks the official start of the summer. The Summer Solstice, celebrated around the world, will be the longest day of the year here in Maryland. Some interesting facts were offered by msn.com about this very special day:
- The Arctic Circle will experience 24 hours of daylight and the Antarctic Circle will have 24 hours of darkness.
- Solstice is Latin for ‘sun stands still’.
- The present-day belief that June weddings are lucky can be traced back to the ancient Druids’ celebration of “the wedding of Heaven and Earth” on the summer solstice. Traditionally the best time of year to harvest honey from the beehives, midsummer moon was referred to by pagans as the “honey moon,” referencing the honey wine used in wedding ceremonies held on the summer solstice.
- The summer solstice was especially important for the ancient Egyptians since it signaled the annual flooding of the Nile River. To keep track of the day, the pyramids were built so that the solstice sunset fell exactly between two of them when viewed from the Great Sphinx.
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In celebration of the Summer Solstice, Shipley Plumbing is offering $30 any a/c service! Our FAST, same day Howard and Montgomery County, Maryland home air conditioning repair service will have your issue immediately fixed. Call and make an appointment that’s convenient for you. We’ll show up on time, listen to your needs, see what it is involved in your home air conditioning repair project, make recommendations and prepare pricing by the job, not by the hour, so there are no surprises. Plus, get $30 off – now through the end of the month!
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