Summer Solstice
Around 21st June

The Summer Solstice is the time of the longest daylight when the Sun reaches the apex of its yearly cycle. This triumph of its power is also the start of its decline, as the year changes from waxing to waning. Characteristic summer flowers in the heat assume a deeper hue, and the migrating birds of Spring who have now had their young will sport and play till they depart before the Autum Equinox.

Many megalithic monuments, stone circles are aligned to the Midsummer sunrise. At Stonehenge, the Sun rises in alignment with the avenue - this is the processional route of the Sun, which from time unknown Druids have celebrated as Alban Heruin - the Light of the Shore.