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Stonehenge to live stream summer solstice for the first time ever

The summer solstice will be live streamed as the organisation that runs Stonehenge asks visitors not to come this year.

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This Sunday one of the worlds oldest sites is adapting to a new virtual way of life by live streaming the summer solstice for people around the world.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and known to Pagan and Druid communities as Litha. The event is a spiritual celebration for those all around the world attracting thousands of visitors every year.

The site is known for being one of worlds most popular places to celebrate the summer solstice, because you can see the sun rising behind the heel stone.

But this year due to travel restrictions and social distancing The English Heritage Organisation who run the site are asking people not to visit and instead streaming the sunrise.

Nichola Tasker, the director of Stonehenge, said, “We have consulted widely on whether we could have proceeded safely and we would have dearly liked to host the event as per usual, but sadly in the end, we feel we have no choice but to cancel. 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.”

The summer solstice at Stonehenge will stream live on Sunday morning, June 21 (local time), on English Heritage’s social media accounts.

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