A Week ago I was coming home from a wheelie in my chair towards evening and captured the sun as it was going down behind the trees. It was not the solstice, but probably a dress rehearsal.
We have a town, more like a larger village, near us where it is tradition to celebrate the solstice in Summer. The village is called Oensingen and somehow, way back, they had a connection to the Druids, which is probably why they make such a big thing about the solstice. The big celebration is in summer when they have a firework display. They have a web site, but all in German. I found a translation of part of the site into english and am including the Google English translated link, although this is only pertaining to the Summer.
I have never been to the celebrations, but it is quite spectacular I heard. They do not celebrate in Winter.
Otherwise I find such events interesting and they are something actual and not based on a story. The solstice happens, the shortest day in the year. Today is very dark and dismal and there was no glorious sunset.