A two in one celebration! June 21st is National Aboriginal Day as well as the Summer Solstice the longest day of the year. We celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on this day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice in traditional aboriginal culture. Aboriginal culture celebrates the return of warmth on the solstice, and acknowledges that the season is short and to not take the gift of summer for granted. Spring is associated with renewal and rebirth, where summer is associated with growth and maturation.
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