Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Summer Solstice Ideas: How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Style

Summer solstice is fast approaching, so, why not celebrate the longest day of the year by attending an overseas festival, worshipping the sun at Stonehenge or throwing a party of your own?

Attend Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland

Visit Reykjavik in winter and you’ll experience complete darkness and bitter cold temperatures, but come summer it’s all light filled days and intense sunshine. This capital city boasts 24 hour sunlight during the summer solstice and the celebration has long been an important tradition amongst the Nordic population.

Taking all this into account, it’s hardly surprising that Iceland have decided to host what looks set to be an outstanding Summer Solstice festival located in the Reyjavik hot spring valley. Immerse yourself in one of the world’s most remarkable geo-thermal hot spots while music legends such as Massive Attack and Disclosure take to the stage.

Variety is the spice of life at Secret Solstice, the festival also offers a theme park, petting zoo, botanical garden and a behemoth swimming pool for adventure seeking revellers. Wowee!

Head to Stonehenge for a 24 Hour Party 

Celebrate with thousands of other sun worshippers this June as Summer Solstice pleasure seekers come together for an all-night party amongst the stones. Why Stonehenge? Well, Stonehenge is a national treasure, it’s one of the world’s most famous heritage sites and the stones are believed to have been erected as early as 3000BC. This is amazing when you consider that the area has retained its authenticity to the present day.

As a historical place of worship and celebration for hundreds of years, this is a sublime setting to mark the longest day of the year. Gather a group of pals, pack your thermals and run to the sun for what will surely be one of the most iconic Summer Solstice gatherings in the UK.

Throw your Own Summer Solstice Party

Want to stay local but still take part in Summer Solstice celebrations? Make the most of the (hopefully) fine weather by throwing your own shindig at home.  Light and sunshine are the main themes surrounding the occasion, so why not host an outdoor feast complete with hanging fairy lights, LED balloons, glow pots, daisies and daffodils? Go mythical with the dress code and opt for ethereal head pieces, dreamy kaftans and pieces which evoke the natural mood of Summer Solstice.

Choose colourful food such as veggie crudités and rainbow salads mixed with substantial meaty goodness for good measure. Bring the sunshine to your front lawn this June.

We hope our summer solstice ideas have given you some food for thought. We’d love to know how you’ll be marking the occasion. Drop us a comment below or tweet us at @Nica_Handbags.

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