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Midsummer solistice - June

Happy Summer Solstice!

Typically on the 20st/ 21st June, the summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, a time when light triumphs over darkness.

The summer solstice and subsequent longest day of the year are celebrated by many cultures around the world with numerous traditions, holidays and festivals. From sunrise gatherings to midsummer festivals, summer solstice celebrations certainly blow the winter cobwebs away. 

In England Stonehenge stands as a testament to the reverence bestowed upon this day, as the sun aligns perfectly with its ancient stones. Pagan customs such as bonfires, floral crowns, and sacred ceremonies honoured the sun's radiant power and the cyclical nature of the eternal dance of life, where endings give birth to new beginnings.

There are many ways to celebrate the summer solstice, I am going to celebrate this next turning of the wheel by getting out into nature, enjoying the sun and absorbing its energy. Planting things in my allotment and garden, celebrating this season as well as planning ahead for the rest of the year.