Solstice Revelers Back at Stonehenge
For the first time in a decade, Druids and other groups gathered within the encircling rocks of Stonehenge at dawn to celebrate the summer solstice. About 100 people, including members of six Druid groups, held ceremonies at the 5,000-year-old monument in southwest England. In one ceremony, Druids in white robes formed a circle in the center of the stone circle, striking a Tibetan gong to mark the dawn of the year’s longest day. Revelers were banned from holding solstice ceremonies at Stonehenge in the late 1980s after clashes with police.