“𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘥𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘳𝘮𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳, 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘺, 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘺 𝘯𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦.” ~ John Lubbock
I know, I know…Summer, technically, just started here in North America.
So how could it be Midsummer?
Midsummer is celebrated on June 24 and it’s a day that’s meant for us to appreciate all the gifts that nature gives us.
The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year and that lands on June 20, but because the old Julian calendar marked it differently, the date for Midsummer Day remains June 24.
I’m currently reading The Rules of Magic and “Midsummer” was mentioned in there, so I looked it up. Seems like The Bard had a loose connection to this day with his “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“. The holiday originates from Sweden, but it’s celebrated all over the world.
I just like the fact that it’s a day to celebrate nature, as pagan-sounding as that may be.
The days are long now. The evenings warm, the light soft and beautiful. Fireflies light up the darkness, stars pierce the night veil. Crickets sing, fauna grows.
Get out and celebrate Midsummer today!
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