What rituals are done on summer solstice?
- Get outside!
- Stay up all night.
- Spend time with the flowers.
- Fire magic.
- Ground yourself with yoga or meditation.
- Solstice Sex.
- Crystal Magic.
- Ritual Baths.
What happens at Litha? At Litha the bonfire really represents a reflection of the Sun at the peak of its strength. The chosen wood would often be Oak and aromatic herbs were scattered into the fire. People danced around the fires and leap through them. Blazing herbs from the sacred bonfire were used to bless the animals.
What is blessed Litha? Also known as Litha, the Summer Solstice marks the longest day of the year! Today the hours of sunlight greatly outweigh the dark of night by taking up two-thirds of the day. Here in North America, many of us will be blessed with more than 14 hours of sunlight.
How did pagans celebrate summer solstice? Bonfires. Lighting and jumping over bonfires on Midsummer’s Eve dates back to pre-Christian pagan customs. It was thought to keep demons away and bring good luck to lovers.