This time is known as Midsummer but it seems that Pagans adopted Litha for this time from “De Temporum ratione”, which is a treaty from the time of the Anglo-Saxon monk Bede. Bede was interested in the Medieval view point of the cosmos and developed views on the solstices on the way the Earth affected daylight. He gave Anglo-Saxon names to June and July that eventually involved into Litha. As this is a Sabbath based on the sun being at the highest point and therefore does not have fixed date, although the 21st June is the most popular.
June 5, 2012