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Summer Solstice Celebrations

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Elizabethofseasons Report 21 Jun 2013 21:16

Dear All


Across many countries today, the height of summer has been marked by celebrating the longest day of light.

At Stonehenge, over 20,000 people gathered to see the sunrise.

In Sweden, Norway and Denmark midsummer rituals entail bonfires, near a fjord or river whilst in China people dressed in traditional Han costumes.

South American countries as well marked the solstice with various events.

Orginally known as Litha, this time was special to pagan and celtic peoples as there was an abudance of food and drink.

The underlying message of the summer solstice is relevant today but
not really celebrated enough.

May your summer be a contented and peaceful one and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Take gentle care
Best wishes


Graham Report 21 Jun 2013 21:22

Isn't it winter in South America? :-S
I noticed there is a full moon today. You only get a full moon on mid-summers day once every 28 years. ;-)


Barbra Report 21 Jun 2013 21:25

Thank you Elizabeth Enjoy your summer Barbra x :-)


Amanda2003 Report 21 Jun 2013 21:53

I thought the Moon looked full but apparently it isn't until the 23rd :-0

Enjoy your summer Elizabeth :-)


AnnCardiff Report 21 Jun 2013 21:54

it's midsummer day on Monday, 24th June


GinN Report 21 Jun 2013 22:32

I think the actual day of the Summer Solstice varies by a day or two each year, doesn't it? Last year, it fell on 20th June, my birthday.


ButtercupFields Report 21 Jun 2013 22:40

Happy summer Elizabeth and everyone...there is the most stunning. enormous moon just peeping into my kitchen window <3


LadyScozz Report 22 Jun 2013 03:27

Thankyou Elizabeth.

Blessed Be.



GinN Report 22 Jun 2013 20:36

Lovely full moon here last night. So special for the Summer Solstice.

Blessed be from me, also.
Lynda x <3


LadyScozz Report 23 Jun 2013 07:17

Winter solstice here............

Full moon......

but it's too cold to go dancing around my stone circle at midnight



CupCakes Report 23 Jun 2013 08:11

The dates are variable each year. It is all to do with the wobble of the earth's axis - learning about the concept of the earth wobbling has always fascinated me.

Gosh too early in the morning for calculation - need more coffee to get my brain into gear.