Litha Customs and Traditions

Just as the Pagan Midwinter celebration of Yule was adopted by Christians as “Christmas” (December 25), so too the Pagan Midsummer celebration was adopted by them as the Feast of John the Baptist (June 24). Occurring 180 degrees apart on the wheel of the year, the Midwinter celebration commemorates the birth of Jesus, while the … Continue reading Litha Customs and Traditions

Midsummer Customs

Creating your own Midsummer Customs Here are a few ideas for creating your own Midsummer customs. It is the longest day of the year. There are 12 hours of daylight. Go camping. Go out into the woods or up into the mountains or down to the beach. Find someplace where you can build a bonfire … Continue reading Midsummer Customs

Litha/Midsummer Customs and Practice

Litha/Midsummer Customs and Practice Just as the Pagan Midwinter celebration of Yule was adopted by Christians as “Christmas” (December 25), so too the Pagan Midsummer celebration was adopted by them as the Feast of John the Baptist (June 24). Occurring 180 degrees apart on the wheel of the year, the Midwinter celebration commemorates the birth … Continue reading Litha/Midsummer Customs and Practice

Litha Past and Present

Litha is also known as the summer solstice, Midsummer, All Couples Day, and Saint John's Day. Litha is one of the fire festivals and occurs on the longest day of the year. This is the time of year when the sun reaches its highest apex, at the Tropic of Cancer. It is the day when … Continue reading Litha Past and Present

Creating your own Midsummer Customs

Creating your own Midsummer Customs to enjoy alone or with friends   Here are a few ideas for creating your own Midsummer customs. It is the longest day of the year. There are 12 hours of daylight. Go camping. Go out into the woods or up into the mountains or down to the beach. Find … Continue reading Creating your own Midsummer Customs