Stonehenge To Livestream Summer Solstice For First Time Ever


The coronavirus pandemic is now even affecting the druids, who will find their June 21st efforts to welcome the new season at the United Kingdom‘s Stonehenge stymied by social distancing. 

Or, at the very least, they won’t be able to do any virgin sacrifices, as for the first time in history, the 2020 summer solstice at the historic site will be broadcast live over the internet, and most people online aren’t into that sort of thing.

The English Heritage organization that supervises the site made the decision, and Travel & Leisure reports that is “a big deal,” because “in 2015, about 23,000 people attended the summer solstice event.”

In a statement, Stonehenge director Nichola Tasker said that they hope that their livestream will offer “an alternative opportunity for people near and far to connect with this spiritual place at such a special time of year and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year.”

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