The Summer Solstice has always been a time of celebration in the UK; the mid-point of the year when the day is longest and the sun stands still on the horizon. A time of abundance and light, long hazy, sunshine filled days that make us nostalgic for summers passed.
Pagans of the past celebrated the solstice with sun-soaked parties that were generally attended skyclad (naked) at significant sites such as stonehenge. But if you're just not into that, there's lots of ways to ring in the marking of the beginning of summer, or the 'midsummer' (depending on which way you choose to look at it).
To honour this Summer Solstice we'll be making an Altar of Light decorated with summer flowers and candles. How will you celebrate the longest (and it looks like it might be the hottest!) day of the year? Maybe you'll be burning coals on a barbecue with family, or watching the sunrise at Glastonbury...
If you want to mark the solstice with your own ritual or celebration but aren't sure how, check out Mystic Mamma for inspiration.
And we're bringing you some Midsummer Magic of our own with 20% off at Bonearrow.com until Midnight on Wednesday 21st June - Just use code 'SOLSTICE' at checkout.