This is a dual celebration. On the one hand it is a celebration of all that has become manifest durng the outward cycle of the sun, and on the other hand, it is a celebration of the return to the dark side of the year, the exploration of the inner world, inner wisdom and inner development. (ref: Kindred, 2007)
Also a time of icecream!
Summer Solstice in Australia 2009 - 22 December 4.47am