One of the biggest pagan celebrations in the UK occurs at the historical and mystic Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

The Stonehenge was built about 5,000 years ago with its sole purpose still in question up to this day. One popular theory though is that our ancestors constructed the Stonehenge to help them observe the sun more carefully. This is because they believe that the sun dictates when their crops are ripe for sowing, when their animals are ready for mating, and more.

Come mid-summer, travelers will be flocking at the historical Wiltshire monument. To properly witness the solstice, one should face the north-easterly direction.

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Crowds of devotees, often dressed for the occasion, regularly gather to watch the moment the sun rises above the Heel Stone.

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The Stonehenge Summer Solstice is also a cross-cultural event, The Tepee People were one of the most notable cultural attendees.

As the event is cross-cultural, there will surely be alternative believers who may conduct obscure ceremonies so its best to keep an open mind and a heightened sensitivity—no matter how esoteric they may get.

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