The word "solstice" means "Sun stationary" and indicates that at this time the sun is not astronomical rises nor falls to the celestial equator. The summer solstice, the beginning of the warm season, has always been cloaked by a veneer of magic, mystery, legend and in the past has held a very strong symbolic value, which has left its mark to this day. Stonehenge (England), one of the prehistoric monuments
the most famous in the world; according to some theorists and supporter of the New Age is in actual fact a kind of calendar. Was celebrated in ancient even by pre-Columbian peoples such as the Incas, Mayas and Aztecs. Even today in Peru, just to Cuzco, on the occasion of the summer solstice is celebrated Inti Raymi, that is, the sun god. The culmination of the sun in Zenit was also celebrated in Rome: the god Janus was the custodian and
guarantor of the transition from a astronomical phenomenon to another. The summer solstice was almost a magic door carrying men from one world to another. And speaking of Doors: even in ancient Greece the two solstices were seen as two doors. The summer solstice was the door of the men, while the winter solstice was the door of the Gods. Even today, the summer solstice is veiled in mystery and magic and also in all Europe is no shortage celebrations.