SUMMER SOLSTICE

  • What is World Music Day? June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The World Music Day has its origins in France. American musician Joel Cohen (no relations with Leonard Cohen) of the Boston Camerata fame proposed an allnight music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice in 1976 while he was on a scholarship to study music in...
  • Google doodle celebrates the summer solstice June 21, 2011

    New Delhi: A floral doodle called the "First Day of Summer" by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami marks the summer solstice on the Google home page. Murakami was, in 2008, one of Time magazine's 100 most powerful people. The summer solstice typically occurs on June 21 in the northern hemisphere and December...