Summer Solstice in New Zealand
Our entire biological system is linked to the sun’s rising and setting. The summer solstice marks the beginning of summer and our longest day! It’s a rare and remarkable annual moment of global continuity. Equinoxes and solstices happen simultaneously all over the world, connecting us together.
The summer solstice is a supercharged time for letting go of negativity and old grudges and strengthening connections with our friends and whānau—and what better way to do this than celebrating?
Lucky for us, the festival season is kicking off!
Celebration is a powerful pathway towards sustainable and enduring happiness. It helps build our resilience and boosts our overall well-being. Creating a platform for celebration is one of the reasons we founded Earth Beat in 2015. At that time, we embraced inclusiveness, the celebration of diversity and difference, as a pillar for our colourful crew and community in Aotearoa. When we listen and celebrate what is familiar and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.
It’s hard to keep an open mind if you don’t have an open heart. You don’t have to agree with what people think to learn from how they think. You don’t have to share their identity to be curious about what shaped it. Treating people with civility is a prerequisite for discovery. Adam Grant
Our dedication to inclusivity has grown over the years as we have actively sought to increase participation at Earth Beat across various groups of people that would not have otherwise considered taking part. Our focus is on family, and Earth Beat is for everyone.
We can’t wait to end the summer with you at Earth Beat 2023 on the equinox—precisely a quarter of a year from the summer solstice. See you in 3 months.