Litha~Summer Solstice~Mid Summer

Litha/Midsummer Midsummer is also sometimes referred to as Litha. Litha is(pronounced "LITH-ah"). The celebration of Midsummer's Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous and healing powers and they, therefore, picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed … Continue reading Litha~Summer Solstice~Mid Summer

Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice

Litha/Midsummer Midsummer is also sometimes referred to as Litha. Litha is(pronounced "LITH-ah"). The celebration of Midsummer's Eve was from ancient times linked to the summer solstice. People believed that mid-summer plants had miraculous and healing powers and they, therefore, picked them on this night. Bonfires were lit to protect against evil spirits which were believed … Continue reading Litha/Midsummer/Summer Solstice

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

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

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