Happy first day of summer! Celebrate 2024 summer solstice with deals, sales

The 2024 summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is here, and a great way to honor the start of the summer season is with big savings and good deals.

Here's what we know about the solstice and sales with it.

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When is the 2024 summer solstice? When is the first day of summer?

The first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere is June 20, 2024, the date of this year's summer solstice.

What happens during a summer solstice?

The summer solstice, according to the National Weather Service, is when the earth's tilt toward the sun reaches its maximum noontime elevation. For everywhere north of the Tropic of Cancer, the sun is at its highest point in the sky, resulting in the longest day of the year.

To celebrate the summer solstice, Buffalo Wild Wings is giving members of its rewards program a free order of boneless wings when they purchase one on Thursday, June 20.
To celebrate the summer solstice, Buffalo Wild Wings is giving members of its rewards program a free order of boneless wings when they purchase one on Thursday, June 20.

What does solstice mean? Where does the word solstice come from?

Solstice is a combination of the Latin words sol, meaning "sun," and sistere meaning "to stop," and is derived from the Latin word solstitium, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. In other words, solstice means "sun stands still."

First day of summer deals, sales

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings is giving members of its rewards program a free order of boneless wings when they purchase one on Thursday. Sauce choices include two recently added to the menu: the returning Buffalo Ranch sauce and the new Luau BBQ, described as a sweet and smoky pineapple sauce.

  • Melting Pot: For the longest day, try the restaurant chain's special Forever Fondue promotion, which comes with a salad, a choice of an endless entrée (there's Land & Sea, Classic or Steak Lovers combos), and chocolate fondue (available through Aug. 1).

  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: On Thursday, customers can purchase a BOGO Original Glazed dozen for $1.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: 2024 summer solstice: Celebrate first day of summer with sales, deals

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