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Niagara — By Megan Pasche on May 7, 2010 at 8:00 am
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Photo Friday: Drumming Down the Sun

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, and here in Niagara, we have a unique way of celebrating it: drumming down the sun. This event has been going on for 10 years, and it will continue this year on June 21st, starting at 8pm. This is a really neat community event, where people of all ages gather with drums and noise makers, and sing and dance their hearts out as the sun slowly sets over Lake Ontario.

Crowds gather in Port Dalhousie at Lakeside Park (map) for this free event (although a donation of a loonie is encouraged), absolutely everyone is invited to participate and the event is accessible to wheelchairs.

Photo Credits: Megan Pasche

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  • Christina says:

    I’m amazed! I’ve never heard of this. In Alaska solstice is always a huge celebration. In Fairbanks the sun technically sets but because it barely falls below the horizon there are effectively 24 hours of sunlight. Lots of festivals and midnight baseball games and stuff. I love the drumming idea – it seems an almost reverent way to acknowledge the day.

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