One of the most universal yet obscure holidays celebrated worldwide is the summer solstice, a midsummer event that is considered the “longest day of the year.” Most people have heard this phrase at some point, but very few know the origins behind the holiday.
Typically occurring between June 20 and June 22 (depending on where you reside in the world), the summer solstice marks the astronomical start of summer, according to the Gregorian Calendar. People from cultures all over the world have celebrated the solstice over the centuries.
This year, the solstice will begin on June 20 at 8:31 p.m. PST. Earth tilts toward the sun at its maximum angle, providing the Northern Hemisphere with the longest, brightest day, and the shortest night.
The holiday is associated with the return of light, life, renewal, fertility, good harvest – both inner and outer abundance. Similar to the energy of New Year’s Eve, it’s a time to set goals, reflect, and connect with the world around you.
Here are a few ways to celebrate the solstice, featuring the plant that allows you to unplug, look inward, and plan for the future:
Watch the Stonehenge Livestream + Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies
On the morning of the solstice, the sun famously rises from Stonehenge’s Heel Stone, allowing the rays to shine directly into the center of the historic monument. Many people believe the mysterious ancient architecture was actually placed to showcase each solstice in this manner.
As a result of this speculation, hundreds of visitors travel to England each year to witness the event in person. Travel is still sticky, especially when it comes to international visits, but the event will be livestreamed, allowing you to tune in from anywhere in the world.
Pair this solstice welcoming with Kiva’s Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies, a delicious balance of THC and CBD that will have you feeling euphoric as you reflect and prepare for the rest of the year.
Make A Midsummer Flower Crown + PAX Era Tangie Sap
Every holiday has some sort of traditional accessory, and the solstice’s is flower crowns. This connects the Earth to the Sun, allowing you to really become one with nature during this joyous event.
While you’re gathering flowers and weaving them together for your crown, puff on some of Island’s PAX Era Tangie Sap, a flavorful hybrid that will leave you feeling happy and relaxed throughout the entire experience.
Bask in the Sun + Gummiez
The best way to connect with the sun on the summer solstice? Get all up in it! Plan a beach day, sunbathe in your backyard, or simply lay on a sunny spot on your floor like a cat.
This is the best day of the year to soak up that energy and get all the Vitamin D your body craves – just make sure to wear sunscreen if you’re going to be in direct sunlight for a long time.
Bring along a joint rolled with Kingston Royal’s Gummiez, a sativa-dominant mix that’s perfect for a day of recharging in the sun.
Buy A Plant + Watermelon Basil Higher Vibes 1:1 THC:Delta 8
The solstice represents renewal and rejuvenation, so honor these values by bringing new life into your home. Plants are a refreshing addition to any living space, and their unique connection with the sun makes them the perfect force to celebrate the solstice with.
As you’re tending to your new friend (or friends!), sip on some of Wunder’s Watermelon Basil Higher Vibes 1:1 THC:Delta 8 beverage. With the perfect balance of Delta THCs, you’ll feel as cool, calm, and collected as the greenery.
Summer Craft Day + Sol Berry Preroll
If you feel like getting crafty, the solstice is the perfect time to work on some summer-themed creations. You can make flower bracelets or necklaces to match your crown, paint an image of the sun, put together a dream catcher or a bird feeder…whatever feeds your soul in the moment.
LEUNE’s Sol Berry preroll is the perfect accompaniment to a day of unbridled creativity. The flower lives up to its name, oozing sun-kissed strawberry sweetness that’s perfect for coasting through the afternoon with a smile.
Host A Summer Solstice Feast + THC Olive Oil
Do you feel most at home in the kitchen? Use the summer solstice as an excuse to host a solstice-themed feast for your friends and family! Keep ingredients natural, whole, and fulfilling: like a warm hug.
After several trial runs of our own, we’ve deduced that a summer solstice feast is incomplete without the most important ingredient: cannabis. Use some of Om Edibles’ THC olive oil to bring your meal to the next level.
Set New Goals + Caramel Apple Base Camp
While many people set resolutions on New Year’s Eve that are forgotten before February rolls around, others view the solstice as the ideal time to reassess and reset your intentions for the remainder of the year.
Use this day to be introspective and honest with yourself by puffing on some Circles Caramel Apple Base Camp, a sweet treat that will help you figure out what’s most important.
Yoga Session + Doc’s OG
One of the best ways to truly enjoy the summer solstice is to connect to the holiday completely: mind, body and soul. Roll out your mat and have a morning yoga session in the sunshine.
Bring along some of Blaqstar Farms’ Doc’s OG to relax and allow your body to completely unwind.
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