Summer Solstice is the beginning of the astronomical summer. It’s the longest day of the year and celebrates the beginning of the summer months.
It’s a holiday to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall! On September 22, the autumnal equinox, the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the sun.
Summer begins when the sun is directly above the Tropic of Cancer. During this season, the growing and harvesting seasons overlap.
There are a lot of celebrations associated with the Summer Solstice, and a number of traditions.
The most popular tradition is pagans visiting Stonehenge. They come from all over Europe. You will see it’s more than just an ancient monument. It’s also a gathering place for pagans.
The light of the rising sun never shines to the horizon. Only to the central area. And the pagan people also believe that the midsummer day holds magic since it is the day in the summer solstice.
Some say it’s because the veil between our world and the next become the thinnest today and fairies are at their most powerful.
Summer Solstice has introduced some of the most interesting and brilliant festivals and traditions.
Summer Solstice wishes
- Each solstice is a domain of experience unto itself. At the summer solstice, all is green and growing, potential coming into being, the miracle of manifestation painted large on the canvas of awareness
- A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. Happy Litha!
- Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out. Happy Summer Solstice Day!
- Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. Happy Summer Solstice Day!
- And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer_F. Scott Fitzgerald. Happy Litha!
- Wishing you a fulfilling season this Summer Solstice. Happy Summer Solstice Day!
- The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. Happy Litha!
- Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. Happy Summer Solstice!
- The summer night is like a perfection of thought. Happy Summer Solstice!
- This was when the whole world measured time. This is when the light would turn around. This is where the past would come undone and the spinning earth will mark a new beginning. Let’s go back in time, to when it all began. Happy Litha!
- To the breaking of new dawns, where moments bright with fire, would light the chanting song, where pagans worshipped the sun, danced among the trees, wore strange masks of covered straw, and blessed cold ash with awe, wreaths hung upon the door against all spirit’s, dire and when the winter’s grasp let go, the sun reversed the pyre. Happy Litha!