Saturday, June 21, 2014

Happy Summer Solstice! With Recommend Solstice Reading

Happy Summer Solstice! Of course, it always feels like summer is in full swing by the time of the solstice but it is a glorious day all the same. Even if a small part of me is sad to think the days will only shorten for the next six months.

The Summer Solstice by Ellen Jackson is a great book for reading about the Summer Solstice folklore and traditions from around the world. It is appropriate for the whole family, too.

Of course, it won't arrive in time for enjoying on this year's summer solstice. So you can also read online Sun Lore of All Ages by William Tyler Olcott from 1914.

Book description:

From ancient times to the present, people have found many ways to express their thankfulness for the sun's gift of warmth and light. THE SUMMER SOLSTICE depicts the mysterious rites of the Egyptians, the tales of fairies and selkies, the modern parades and baseball games--all part of the fun and folklore of this happy time.


The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, a time when the sun is at its highest point in the sky. The summer solstice marks the first official day of summer.

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