In just a few short weeks, the Summer Solstice will be upon us. The longest day of the year is a special occasion for Wiccans and Pagans, who mark our calendar by the movement of the sun and moon. Soon, Pagans all across the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating the peak of the sun’s light.
Summer Solstice is also known as Lughnasadh or Litha in Wicca. Lughnasadh is one of the four Quarters (or Lesser Sabbats) on the Wheel of the Year. It is the most powerful day of the year for the Sun God. In other words, Summer Solstice celebrates the blessings of life and love, made possible by our glorious burning star.
If you’re Pagan, perhaps you celebrate the Summer Solstice with a formal ritual at home, or a big public gathering. But you don’t have to dig out all your robes and candles in order to honor this special day. Here are six simple ways that Pagans (and non-Pagans) can observe the occasion of Solstice Day.
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