In order to honour the summer solstice, more than 11, 000 yoga fanatics unrolled their mats at Times Square and stretched in the sun. The Times Square Alliance, a non-profit organization focused on improving Times Square, has organized the 2014 solstice in Times Square. Christina Cielusniak, 25 year-old yoga instructor from Wayne, N. J, said that the summer solstice is the longest day of the year in the yoga tradition.
Since ancient times, summer solstice has always been celebrated with rituals and celebrations around the world. People in ancient times celebrate solstice festivals by worshiping the sun, the rituals and revelries are still continued in modern world.