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The Longest Night in the World 2019

Every year on June 21 sleeping is forbidden in Ushuaia

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Rob Oo

Town of Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, celebrates the longest night in the world on June 21. Winter solstice in the southern hemisphere marks the shortest day when daytime lasts just from 10 am to 5 pm. It played the significant role in the life of indigenous people of South America because it helped them to determine the seasons and times for agricultural activities.

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The celebrations last for three days, from June 20 to June 22. Cultural agenda brings music and welcoming winter by Ushuaia residents and thousands of tourists along with national and local artists who join the festival. In spite of the frost, the atmosphere is very warm and party spirit is pretty high. The culmination of the event, organized by the Municipality of Ushuaia, is a spectacular set of fireworks over the Beagle Channel.

June sunset in Ushuaia
June sunset in Ushuaia
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