How are you enjoying the late springtime weeks? Is your pace relaxing a little as we head towards summer?

Here the frothy white and pink hawthorn is in full bloom, and the hedgerows are a glorious sight to behold!

Traditionally, Hawthorn is never to be brought into the home, as it was believed that death would soon follow. Rather interestingly, it has now been discovered that hawthorn blossom contains a chemical that is produced in decaying flesh, so perhaps the connection is not an unsurprising one!

The festivals of Midsummer and St. John’s Tide are almost upon us, falling on the 24th of June each year. If you are hoping to create a meaningful and authentic Midsummer celebration for your own family, you might enjoy my Celebrating the Seasons with Children guide.

Midsummer and St. John’s Tide

• A simple, open and go format gives you all the information you will need to celebrate this season of the year. Both the natural rhythms, and also the season that we celebrate as a church.

• Within this guide, you will find:
~ Getting started: notes on using this guide
~ About Midsummer and St. John’s Tide
~ Joyfully Observing Midsummer and St. John’s Tide
~ A Book List
~ A poem to enjoy as you celebrate
~ A piece of art to enjoy as you celebrate
~ Midsummer and St. John’s Tide Journal Pages

• Traditionally, Midsummer is celebrated on June 24th, the feast day of St. John the Baptist. The sun, a burning and shining light, is at its highest point in the sky, during the heady and dreamy days of midsummer.
• Find out more & download the sample:

Celebrating The Seasons With Children: Midsummer and St. John’s Tide : 24th June

Happy exploring!

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