Summer and winter solstice celebrations - Al Jazeera English

Summer and winter solstice celebrations

How the longest, or shortest, day was welcomed around the world.

Richard Angwin |

The solstice marks the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern hemisphere. Aside from its astronomical significance, the solstice is commemorated in varying ways around the world. Some mark it with religious festivals; others organise events to promote a variety of causes.

Nepal: The Maoist dream

Nepal: The Maoist dream

Nepal's bloody civil war ended in 2006 when a Comprehensive Peace Accord was signed between the Maoist rebels and the Nepali state in Kathmandu. Many people have disappeared or got killed during the war. Al Jazeera tells this story through the eyes of the Nepali people.

War & Conflict, Nepal, Asia