About The Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice occurs during a hemisphere's summer. This is northern solstice in the northern hemisphere and the southern solstice in the southern hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice occurs some time between December 20 and December 23 each year in the southern hemisphere and between June 20 and June 22 in the northern hemisphere.
When on a geographic pole, the sun reaches its greatest height. The summer solstice day has the longest period of daylight – except in the polar regions, where daylight is continuous, from a few days to six months around the summer solstice.
Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility.
Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).
About OUR Summer Solstice - 16th - 18th june 2017
After running four very successful Wassails, and two Summer Solstice festivals, were at it on again.
A lot of hard work has gone into organising this festival so we can make it as good as it can be for you, at a reasonable price.
We have an amazing calibre of musicians for you to be entertained by, and the price of entry includes FREE Entertianment for the kids including a bouncy castle, bouncy adventure run, face painting between and children's entertainment all day. (we're sure the adults will go for this too)
We will be doing our best to raise money for our chosen charity The Children With Cancer Fund. You can find out more about them here