What: Summer Solstice Observance
Where: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
When: Summer Solstice Time: Sunrise, Midday & Sunset
About: More than twenty thousand people gather every year to observe the spectacular alignments of the summer solstice at Stonehenge, a megalithic stone circle dating back 3000 to 2000 BC with stone markers that shape the site into a Celtic cross as seen here. On this day, the site is open free of charge for people of all walks of life to experience and witness firsthand the incredible cosmic elements incorporated into the architecture of Stonehenge. Its most well-known alignment being at sunrise as the sun passes through the two heel stones. However there are also alignments at midday and sunset.
Amidst the large crowd of modern festivities, the Druid Order will perform three rituals on the summer solstice at Stonehenge.
From their website:
The ceremony is divided into three parts, Midnight, Dawn and Noon. Midnight is about becoming nothing out of which all things grow. Dawn is about light rising up the fruit bearing stalk (the spinal column). At noon we celebrate our highest achievements followed by sharing the fruits of our endeavours.
Below is a video snippet from the 2015 Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
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 English Heritage directly or visit their website if you would like more details about this event. For information on the Druid ceremonies, please contact the Druid Order.