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All I see is Litha

Today is midsummer, also known as Litha, Alban Hefin, Sun Blessing, Gathering Day, Feill-Sheathain, Whit Sunday, Whitsuntide, Vestalia, Thing-tide, and St. John’s Day. This is known as one of the lesser holiday which is the solstices and equinoxes. Litha can be celebrated anywhere from the 20th to the 23rd of June depending on the Earth’s rotation. As I’ve mentioned today is midsummer as summer is seen as starting at Beltane (May 1st) and ends at Lammas (August 1st).  This makes more sense than suggesting that summer starts when the sun’s power is receding. The sun light is at its highest peak and now beginnings its decline into darkness. This holiday is the one most associated with Pagans, Druids etc. Litha is the directly opposite Yule in the wheel of the year.


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