So, it is officially summer.

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year – the day in which we can enjoy approximately 17 hours of daylight, and in many parts of the northern hemisphere such as USA, it marks the first day of summer.

How to celebrate the summer solstice?

Every year, hundreds of pagans and non-pagans congregate at Stonehenge to see the sun rise in the morning and welcome in the summer.

Some pagans and druids perform a fire ritual to celebrate the occasion. This involves people with unlit candles forming a circle around a large central candle and lighting theirs off it one at a time.

In Sweden, it’s traditional to eat your way through the entire day. Feasts typically involve lots of potatoes and herring.

Did you celebrate the longest day? Let me know more about any rituals you are familiar with. Happy summers!! 🙂

Summer

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