What is the Summer Solstice?
The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of summer and is the day with the most sunlight. In the Northern Hemisphere the Summer Solstice happens between June 20th-22nd, whereas in the Southern Hemisphere it is between December 20th-22nd. The Summer Solstice has been recognized among various ancient cultures and religions. Other names that this holiday goes by include Midsummer, Litha, St. Johns Day. In the Pagan holiday Litha (also known as Midsummer’s night) it is believed to be a spiritual time where faeries can pass through the physical realm. It was later adopted by Catholicism into St. John’s Day to honor Saint John the Baptist.
How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice?
The Summer Solstice has a rich history of various ways to celebrate. Most traditions include spending time outside and enjoying the extended sunshine. Some ideas include a nature walk, a bonfire, and dancing. Celebrate with friends or family by eating together outside and playing outdoor games.
Enter into the summer season by clearing out old energy, and setting intentions for the next. The Summer Solstice is a time to honor and express gratitude for the Earth and blessings in your life. Develop a ritual to meditate, reflect, manifest and celebrate.
Include our new limited edition Summer Solstice Candle as part of your celebration this year.