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Solstice comes from the latin words, “sol” meaning sun and “sistere” meaning to stand still. Many religions celebrate it through serious intraspection and many believe it has pagen origins…. So where in the does it state in the solstice handbook that people celebrate the longest day of the year by riding around naked on bicycles? Well here in Seattle, the annual Fremont Summer Solstice Parade has that plus more “traditional” parade-type attractions (i.e. floats, bands, a 100-person belly dancing troupe, etc). Going to the parade was mostly for the novelty of the event and seeing the reactions from my friends who haven’t gone before. Saying some of them were shocked is putting it lightly. The rest of the parade was great. I even saw someone I knew walking around “clothed” on stilts. I think people can wear any weird costume and be included in this parade. Thank goodness this parade is only once per year. I only took a few pictures… all of non-naked parade people.