"Realise Your Connection To The Natural World"
PHILOSOPHY BEHIND ENGLAND'S SUMMER SOLSTICE
The wheel of life goes round and round with the sun rising and setting with each revolution. The days pass and life goes on and all the we have in our hands is the hope of a new day with each sunset and the wish for a good ending with every sunrise.
WHY AND HOW 'SUMMER SOLSTICE' IS CELEBRATED
Summer Solstice, also known as Alban Hefin, is the time of the year when the sun reaches its highest point, giving us the longest day of the year. The day, which falls around the 22nd of June, marks the peak of summers and is celebrated with a great spirit at the Glastonbury Tor in England. People gather at the Tor to witness the sunrise on the longest day of the year and say goodbye to the warm summers with a long wait in their eyes for the upcoming winters to end and the summers to return.
The winters are harsh and long and as the summer sun reaches its highest point, it fills everyone’s hearts with gloominess. While everyone hopes for the winters to pass and the summers to return soon, people gather on the tor at Gloastonbury to celebrate the midsummer day. People light fires and sing and dance as they await the sun to rise and shine on the longest day of the year. Festivities engulf the crowd as they wait to enjoy the peak of summers and say goodbye to the warm season and welcome the changing of the wheel of life.
IMPLEMENTATION OF 'SUMMER SOLSTICE' IN OUR DAILY LIFE
Let Nature Make Your Heart Sing
While not everyone can witness the festivities bat the Tor, but admiring the nature and understanding how the wheel of life spins is what each one of us should do. The universe is magical and extremely beautiful and just one thoughtful look will make anyone fall in love with it.
This blog is inspired by: Secrets to Happiness from the Cultures of the World (Lonely Planet)
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