The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, which in our book, calls for a celebration! These celebrations have been around for thousands of years, but if you’re a little more modern and not familiar with these traditions, here are some ideas to get you out there enjoying all those glorious hours of daylight and honoring the sun.
Make a flower crown
Flower crowns are the traditional way to celebrate the beginning of summer in a lot of countries. Gather some blooms from your yard and follow these easy steps from ProFlowers.
Make a sun piñata
Everyone loves piñatas and there really just aren’t enough occasions that call for one! Fill it with all things yellow like flowers and gold coins.
Have a bonfire
Did you know bonfires are thought to repel evil spirits and ensure a good harvest? Even if your harvest consists solely of s’mores, enjoy watching the fire and the bad vibes leave your space. Please do the responsible thing and make sure there are no fire bans in your area
Make a sun mandala
Gather yellow or orange flowers and deconstruct them so you can lay the petals around in a circular pattern.
Go berry picking
Appreciate everything the sun does for us by enjoying juicy berries ripened by it!
June 21 is also International Day of Yoga so you can be extra grateful for that extra round of sun salutations.
Set your intentions
Let go of the old and start fresh. Set your intentions so you can be the best version of yourself possible.
Make it a point to be outside! Hit up a park, a pool, splash pads, the options are endless.
Make a suncatcher
We love these adorable rainbow heart suncatchers from Fireflies + Mud Pies.
Have a drum circle
Short on drums? Bust out the pots and pans and catch a rhythm. Bonus points if you get Matthew McConaughey to show up!