20th June 2019

5 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice – 21st to 23rd June

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”- F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby


 The Summer Solstice has always been the perfect time of year for new beginnings and inner-reflections. Take advantage of the longest day of the year by trying something new, gather together with your friends, or use this time to reflect on how your year has gone so far.

Here are a few tips from on how you can celebrate this year’s Solstice.

Greet the Sunrise

One of the things that people have been doing through the ages on the Summer Solstice, is waking up at dawn to greet the sunrise. Whether you are an early riser or not, if the sky is clear, make yourself a hot cup of Heath & Heather, find a high spot to settle yourself and watch the sun go up.


Summertime Resolutions

As a time of inner-reflection, use this day to make a list of all the things you’d like to do over the summer. Whether it’s exercising more, or eating healthier, you could even make a list of all the things you wanted to do but never had the chance or time for. Now is the perfect time!



Go Berry Picking

There’s nothing better than going out and hand picking your own fruit & vegetables. Summer time is the peak season in the UK for berry picking, with many farms opening their doors to the public. To find the best places to go and pick your own produce, click here. Strawberries and Raspberries are always a winner this time of year.


Throw a party and dine Al-Fresco Style

The Solstice is a time to get together and celebrate, so gather your friends and enjoy the evening in the daylight by feasting outside. Have a barbeque or a picnic while we have long summer days.


Watch the Sunset

And finally, to end the day of solstice celebrations, witness the end of the longest day of the year by watching the sunset.

“The great gift of the energy of the Summer Solstice is that it’s designed to move you from one phase to the next on your terms. So figure out who you are, what you want, and what you need to get it. ” – Deborah King

Happy Summertime, everyone!

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