Having Fun This Summer Solstice 

Tomorrow, on Wednesday the 21st, we welcome the first day of summer, which is also known as the summer solstice or Litha in nature-based faiths. This day is one of the main sabbats in Paganism.

Tomorrow will mark the longest day of the year, it will also give us the longest twilight of the year, usually about 1 to 1.5 extra hours after sunset.

There are always two solstices each year – one in the winter and one in the summer. Though it might seem like a day to celebrate, it actually signals the moment the sun’s path stops moving upward in the sky, and the start of days becoming steadily shorter as the slow march towards winter begins.

Pagans have always believed the summer solstice – also known as midsummer as it was the midpoint of the growing season – holds a special power. Midsummer’s eve was believed to be a time when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest and when fairies were thought to be at their most powerful.
Summer Solstice in Howth


Summer Solstice in Merrion Square


Summer Solstice in Tara Hill


Summer Solstice Sunset in Wicklow


Christie Kandiwa
Christie Kandiwa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *