Happy Litha !

 

Beginning of Summer (Summer Solstice) - June 21

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Litha

Midsummer day - June 21, our beginning of summer - may simply refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to specific European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice, or that take place on the 21st June and the preceding evening.

Litha is the celebration of the bounty of summer. The soft pastel hues of spring give way to the rich, vibrant colors of deep summer. It has been revered since ancient times. Although Litha, as well as Yule, are considered lesser sabbats on the Pagan Wheel of the Year, it is perhaps the most enthusiastically observed of all holidays.

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