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YSEE in Greece – Summer Solstice Ceremony

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Greece with YSEE at the ancient site of Dodona.

Summer Solstice Fire

Glimpse of the sacred flame at YSEE’s Summer Solstice Ceremony in 2015. Photo © YSEE (Republished with permission)

YSEE and the ‘Force of the Dodoni People’ Summer Solstice Ceremony
Ladonas River, Dodoni, Ioannina, Epirus, Greece
June 19, 2016 (8:00
21:00 in UTC+03)
Please contact group for exact date and time of future events


Location of the 2016 summer solstice ceremony. Panorama of some of the ancient sites at Dodona with Mount Tomaros in the background.About: YSEE (Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes) from Thessalia will be celebrating the summer solstice in alliance with the local community “Force of the Dodoni People”. The ceremony is to take place at the sacred sites of “Perrhaebian Dodoni” at the foot of Mount Titaros and by the sacred river Ladonas with views of Mount Olympus and western Perrhaebia.

Experience the ancient culture of Greece with two prominent communities reviving the summer solstice. Enjoy traditional chants, hymns and customs performed by YSEE and the Force of the Dodoni People and come celebrate the ancient past on the longest day of the year!

Language: Ancient Greek

Wreathes in the water

YSEE priestesses giving offerings into the river at a previous summer solstice ceremony. Photo © YSEE (Republished with permission)

How to get there: Transportation from Athens to the place will be by bus. For information and bookings please contact the group.

Below is a glimpse into YSEE’s 2012 Summer Solstice Ceremony:

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 websites (1,2) if you would like more details about this event.

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  • Nice video of that ceremony, in nature, dressed in white like that, reciting those prayers.

    Ancient Greece is a place in time that would be great to visit 🙂 Their 2016 location also looks like an amazing place to have ceremonies.

  • It is great to see people pray to the Sun. I find the connection to the Sun and to something higher very difficult to reach in my life and it is a strengthening reminder to see other people make efforts to tune into it. That said even though I don’t understand their language.

  • Looks beautiful!

    It’s going to be such an empowering and connecting feeling on the summer solstice to know that all around the world there are celebrations like this happening. What a precious thing for a world that’s generally in so much darkness. Thanks for spreading this message of light!

  • Thank you for posting these events. It’s great to know that there are many cultures celebrating Summer Solstices.

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