Last weekend, in the UK on June 21, 2009 at 5:45 UT it was the first day of summer in year 2009, where the day is the longest ever in this year and the night is the shortest, definitely.
I wont realize it till Sarah, daughter's of Kak Malia and Abg Edwin told me that, coz I was in Cambridge that day.
This longest day is called as "Solstice" derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.
As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year.
Today, the day is still celebrated around the world - most notably in England at Stonehenge and Avebury, where thousands gather to welcome the sunrise on the Summer Solstice. Pagan spirit gatherings or festivals are also common in June, when groups assemble to light a sacred fire, and stay up all night to welcome the dawn.
I was in London last weekend with Athar and Samuel, to celebrate this longest day...with shiny and dry weather.
Oh and dont forget, Rejab is starting today, InsyaAllah, I will post an entry about Rejab later on. Thus, to all my beloved Muslim readers and bloggers, you are encourage to fast during this month of Allah. Not just fasting, but perform as much as possible of Ibadah during this month...
If in Malaysia, my sister angah, always encouraging me and my parents to fast, especially Monday and Thursday.Alhamdulillah, with her encouragement, sometime we able to do it together. Angah is always the best reference in our family...love u angah.
Ahlan wasahlan ya Rejab...wa ahlan wasahlan aidan ya Summer...