Jun 21 2016 Summer Solstice rituals involve sex, fire, and ...herring?Category: General     08:00AM   0

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Summer Solstice rituals involve sex, fire, and ....herring?
By Victoria Taylor

In some cultures, the odds of getting lucky at a summer solstice celebration are stacked in your favor.

The Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year marks a time when the earth is fertile and traditions often honor the fertility of humankind as well.

As CNN put it, the summer solstice is "all about sex." In Sweden, Midsummer festivities include dancing around a Maypole -- which some consider a phallic symbol -- singing about frogs, wearing floral crowns, eating various kinds of pickled herring and drinking vodka....

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