Summer Solstice Is Celebrated At Avebury's Neolithic Henge

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Published June 21, 2018

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Every year, on June 21, they come to Stonehenge to stand beside a ring of 25-ton, 5,000-year-old rocks and celebrate the year's longest day. Who makes the trip? Druids, pagans, and partiers, of course, but also dancers and twirlers, horn-blowers and bubble-blowers, and drum-circle types. And, yes, they dress for the occasion.

THE WINGEDMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE WINGED
THE BIRD-BEAKEDMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE BIRD-BEAKED
THE DRUIDSGideon Mendel/Corbis via Getty Images
THE DRUIDS
THE TWINSIESMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE TWINSIES
THE PRAYERFULMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE PRAYERFUL
THE DAY-GLO DANCERSMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE DAY-GLO DANCERS
THE HORN-BLOWERSRufus Cox/Getty Images
THE HORN-BLOWERS
THE GROOVERSMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE GROOVERS

Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

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THE PEACE-SEEKERSBarcroft Media via Getty Images
THE PEACE-SEEKERS
THE PEACE-SEEKERS THE STONE-HUGGERSAnadolu Agency/Getty Images
THE STONE-HUGGERS
THE MAD-MAXERSBarcroft Media via Getty Images
THE MAD-MAXERS
THE RENAISSANCE FAIR IMPORTSBarry Batchelor – PA Images via Getty Images
THE RENAISSANCE FAIR IMPORTS
THE UP-ALL-NIGHTERSMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE UP-ALL-NIGHTERS
THE LONG-EARED . . .Rufus Cox/Getty Images
THE LONG-EARED . . .
. . . AND THE FORKED OF TONGUERufus Cox/Getty Images
. . . AND THE FORKED OF TONGUE
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THE HEAVILY ROBED
THE CIRCLE CHANTERSCHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images
THE CIRCLE CHANTERS
THE SLY SMILERSMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE SLY SMILERS
THE DRUM-BEATERSRichard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images
THE DRUM-BEATERS
THE FLOWERS-IN-YOUR-HAIR TYPESTim Ireland – PA Images via Getty Images
THE FLOWERS-IN-YOUR-HAIR TYPES
THE MOD SQUADNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
THE MOD SQUAD
THE COS-PLAYERSNIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images
THE COS-PLAYERS
THE CAN'T-ENCAPSULATE-WITH-AN-EASY-CATCHPHRASE TYPESGEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images
THE CAN'T-ENCAPSULATE-WITH-AN-EASY-CATCHPHRASE TYPES
THE WELL-FEATHEREDRufus Cox/Getty Images
THE WELL-FEATHERED
THE FLAG-WAVERSMatt Cardy/Getty Images
THE FLAG-WAVERS
THE DREADLOCKED AND PIERCEDGEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images
THE DREADLOCKED AND PIERCED
THE YOGA-ANYWHERE TYPESRichard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images
THE YOGA-ANYWHERE TYPES

Druids Celebrate The Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

Druids Celebrate The Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

THE BLANKET-SHARERSRichard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images
THE BLANKET-SHARERS
AND THE FOLKS WHO FORGOT SELFIE STICKSGEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images
AND THE FOLKS WHO FORGOT SELFIE STICKS
AND THIS IS WHY THEY COMEAnadolu Agency/Getty Images
AND THIS IS WHY THEY COME

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