Post # 1
Even though we intended to get married in August, our Church had an opening on June 21st – midsummer’s day and we felt it was an opportunity too good to miss!
Does anyone have any ideas of how to mark the summer solstice at 12 am???
we thought about maybe those chinese lantern things that you release, balloons are out because of the environmental impact …. any other ideas???
Post # 3
Well, it is my understanding that the Summer Solstice this year will actually begin shortly after 1 in the afternoon in the UK, so I’m not sure why you want to mark it at 12 in the morning, or with the floating chinese lanterns (which are also not great for the environment in my opinion- litter).
Perhaps you could have a toast to the Solstice with mead? (I know this is more representative of the June full moon rather than specifically the solstice, but it might work for your purposes)
What do you usually do to celebrate the summer solstice?
Post # 4
@mrsjesse: 12 am – is 12 midnight … not noon … usually we have a bonfire and fire works ….. but I’m not sure how happy the labour club will be about setting fire to it’s courtyard.
And the reason why I thought of the Chinese lanterns is because they biodegrade, in fact the gift shop where I work sells them with seeds in the paper so when they land and degrade the seeds get planted with wild flowers. I should of said, where we live it’s towns and villages with lots of country side. And we’re right by the sea, balloons are a real danger for sea birds – Chinese lanterns pose less so!
We would be celebrating the end of half the year and the beginning of our new life together, at midnight – it will be the beginning of a first day as husband and wife.