Today we are preparing for the 30th birthday celebration for Lady Raven and Moondancer’s youngest, Kodama. Her party will be on a mermaid theme, and she has invited several of her oldest friends to join in. Hopefully, the rain will remain in abeyance until after the marshmallows have been roasted. If it doesn’t, someone may have to retake “Weather-working 101.”
Our actual plans for Solstice are still in flux; due to work schedules, we will likely not celebrate on the actual Solstice, but rather on Midsummer Day. (Midsummer, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. The undivided Christian Church designated June 24 as the feast day of the early Christian martyr St John the Baptist, and the observance of St John’s Day begins the evening before, known as St John’s Eve.)
Of course, being near Seattle, we could attend the Fremont Solstice Parade and festivities as well: “The Seattle neighborhood of Fremont puts on a large Summer Solstice Parade and Pageant, which for many years has controversially included painted naked cyclists. In St. Edwards Park in Kenmore, the Skandia Folkdance Society hosts Midsommarfest, which includes a Scandinavian solstice pole.”
We are also debating attending this year’s Summerstar festival, in July, however, Raven would be unable to take time off from work, and would have to miss it.
Whatever we decide, we’ll enjoy it. Hoefully, you will enjoy your Solstice as well!
In the meantime have a Summer Solstice playlist from Spotify