Belarussian women make wreaths during the Ivana Kupala festival near the town of Rakov, some 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Minsk, July 6, 2009. The traditional festival celebrates the summer solstice with overnight festivities such as people singing and dancing before jumping over campfires, as they believe it will purge them of their sins and make them healthier.
How to celebrate the summer solstice: For thousands of years, the summer solstice has been worshipped and celebrated at Stonehenge, near Salisbury, England. Today, thousands of Druids and others gather at the sacred site, which is open for free to the public, to greet the rising sun on the longest day of the year. Throughout the night, people play music, perform rituals and party till dawn. @Kalyn Vanoni