Notes: Groups and individuals will gather in the early day (no specific meeting time) to make their way up the mountain on their own before the celebrations begin in the late afternoon. For information on getting to the location and for exact dates and times contact Threskeia’s Facebook Page.
Join the Bulgarian community Threskeia, in their celebration of the summer solstice on the sacred grounds of an ancient Thracian site at Starosel. It was at the site of these megalithic rock formations that the ancient Thracians once worshiped.
Experience a two-day ancient Thracian celebration, bringing together age-old customs, clothing, music, chant and rites of an early Indo-European spirituality. The ceremony will be in Bulgarian.
The summer solstice celebrations honor the Great Goddess and her son and their ancient Bulgarian associations with the Sun and Fire. Preparations begin between 19:00 and 20:00 where men can help with gathering wood, and women with making crown wreathes for participants to wear. The solstice ceremony begins at 20:30 surrounded by a bonfire with traditional ancient Thracian customs. Festivities continue until the night. In the early morning people will gather herbs and sacred plants associated with the summer solstice as well as wreath-making.
What to Bring: Camping gear and weather appropriate clothing
Below is a video gallery of some of the rituals from Threskeia
A Note About Visiting Ancient Sites:
Please be mindful and respectful of the ancient sites. Treat them with care as to not disturb them, damage them or remove anything from them. Help protect these incredible sites so that they can continue to stand the test of time.
Please note: this event is not run by The Spiritual Sun. Please contact the organizers directly or visit their website if you would like more details about this event.