Circle of the Earth Celebration of Litha

Litha, is also known as Summer Solstice, and is the next Sabbat to be celebrated on the Wheel of the year. We will be celebrating Litha on Saturday, June 17, at 7PM. With luck, we will be outside, and for comfort, you may want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Pot luck feast to follow the ritual. Bring a drum if you have one and a dish to share. The Litha Sabbat is a time to celebrate both work and leisure; it is a time for children and childlike play. It is a time to celebrate the ending of the waxing year and the beginning of the waning year, in preparation for the harvest to come. Midsummer is a time to absorb the Sun’s warming rays and it is another fertility Sabbat, not only for humans, but also for crops and animals. The faeries abound at this time and it is customary to leave offerings – such as food or herbs – for them in the evening.