We are approaching mid-June and Midsummer is almost here! That means warmer temperatures, longer days, and a great DealDash summer sale for you!
The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. Of course, the actual length of the day depends on where you are in the world. For example, if you are celebrating the summer solstice in New York City, you can expect a day that is just over 15 hours long. If you fund yourself farther north, in Stockholm, Sweden for example, you can expect a day that is 18 hours and 30 minutes long. And if you find yourself way up north inside the arctic circle, perhaps in Rovaniemi, Finland, the day is 24 hours long! Imagine that; watching the sun move up and down in the sky and not seeing it set for months on end!
The summer solstice is celebrated differently in different parts of the word. In some places the day marks an occasion of mischief and superstition, while in other places, the summer solstice gives an opportunity to reflect on past violent conflicts and to wish for a peaceful future. And on DealDash, the summer solstice gives bidders the opportunity to enjoy a great summer sale complete with special promotions and discount bids. Sound interesting? Keep reading to learn more!
Different meanings in different places
The summer solstice always marks the longest day of the year, and it normally is on June 21st. However, the day itself takes on different meanings in different places and cultures.
In parts of Scandinavia and Finland, people make beautiful flower crowns to wear. This makes use of the vast amounts of wild flowers that are typically in bloom, and it also celebrates fertility. This customer is practiced by men and women alike of all ages.
Some midsummer customs take on a supernatural element. In parts of Finland, some people believe that placing birch twigs in certain parts of their home could guarantee fertility. Some folks even practiced a superstition to try and see their future spouse! To do this, they would walk outside at night and peer into a well naked!
In Northern Ireland, the summer solstice takes on an entirely different meaning. There, June 21st is called The Day of Private Reflection. It is taken as an opportunity for people to reflect on the violent domestic conflicts that have been a part of Northern Ireland’s history. People think back on the past and collectively imagine a peaceful future together. It is a relatively new holiday, having been celebrated only since 2007, but the message is an important one and here’s hoping that it is an important day of remembrance that is celebrated for centuries to come.
A great time of year to be on DealDash
Here at DealDash, we want to make some great summer solstice traditions for you to enjoy, too! While we don’t offer flower crowns or superstitions to see the future, we have a lot of things going on during our week-long summer sale. It begins on June 20th, and lasts until June 26th. During this summery promotion, you can enjoy bids on sale for prices ranging from 12 cents to 14 cents a bid. We also will be bringing back our ever-popular Leaderboard Auctions, and the Runner-Up Discount, too!
All of us that make up the DealDash Team hope that you start off summer right. That could mean a family camping trip, firing up the BBQ, or just enjoying long evenings with your best friends and a cold beverage. Be sure to add our DealDash summer sale to your summer to-do list, and we hope to see you in the auctions soon!
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