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The Longest Day of the year or the Shortest day of the Year is now!  Get the Cameras out and have fun!

How do I get Involved?
Simple:
Between 06/20/12 and 06/24/12  Take a Picture (or several)
Upload that picture(s) to Google+
Share your picture(s) publicly
Include the tag: #G+MidSummersNightProject
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+Day in the life of G+ is  having a New World-wide Community Photo Project.  As some of you recall, our first Community Photo project was G+ LeapYear 2012 A day in the life of G+. It was a huge success, if not a tad choatic, with thousands of photos submitted.  So we are doing one for the holiday of Midsummer’s Eve.

“This is one of my favorite holidays, because it is so fun and unique. I think it would be interesting to explore just because it is so different from other well-known and widely celebrated holidays. Midsummer’s Eve takes place on the Friday that occurs between June 19th and June 26th. This is the longest day of the year and in some parts of northern Sweden it stays light out the whole night. One of the main components of Midsummer’s Eve is the maypole. It is usually set up in the middle of a bare grassy space in the shape of a cross and then decorated with leaves and flowers. The people celebrating are supposed to make wreaths with native Swedish leaves and wildflowers for their hair. They then partake in traditional singing and dancing around the maypole for a good portion of the night. One of the most well known songs is “Små Grodorna,” which translates as “Little Frogs.” This song consists of dancing around the maypole with the sounds and movements of a frog. Many of the songs are extremely silly, but several of them date back hundreds of years and have great meaning behind them. I think one reason that Midsummer’s Eve is such a popular holiday is that it celebrates the start of summer in Sweden, which is why it is such a cheerful event. Summers are short in Scandinavia and it is cause for great celebration when the long, dark winter finally ends.”  by sannel of http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/rosenbergspring2011/2011/04/03/midsummer-celebrations/

So the project will run from June 20th through June 24th.  This includes the actual summer solstice of 6/20/12 and spans the tradtional weekend of celebration.

Rules are:  Safe for work and young people looking over your shoulder, any format.

What should the picture be of?

Absolutely anything, as long as it meets the terms of service of Google+ But if you want some inspiration please use any of the Daily Photography Themes

The picture doesn't have to be some glorious ground-breaking event. The idea is to simply capture something going on around you at any point of the Longest day of the year.

How do I get Involved?
Simple:
Between 06/20/12 and 06/24/12  Take a Picture (or several)
Upload that picture(s) to Google+
Share your picture(s) publicly
Include the tag: #G+MidSummersNightProject
+ Mention this page
        
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