Sunrise: 5:11 am
Sunset: 8:22 pm
Day Length: 15 hours, 11 minutes
Longest day of the year.
An old Danish legend says that if you stand beneath a blooming elder tree on Midsummer’s Eve, you can see the King of the Fairies pass by with his retinue.
In the British Isles, this is the night to leave an offering of bread and milk for the Good Folk. (They really don’t like the name ‘fairies’, and you don’t want to be on their bad side.)
Whether you celebrate with a balefire or a barbecue, take a moment and reflect on the Ancients and their day to honor the bountiful season to come. Reach out and join hands with a past that extends back centuries before the birth of Christ.
If you need me, I’ll be waiting under the elder tree.