Category: June

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Summer Solstice

21 June – Summer Solstice is the longest day in the year.

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Midsummer’s Day

The festival is primarily a Celtic fire festival, representing the middle of summer, and the shortening of the days on their gradual march to winter. Midsummer is traditionally celebrated on either the 23rd or 24th of June, although the longest day actually falls on the 21st of June.

Bawming the Thorn

29 June (Late June) – In Appleton Thorn near Warrington a Hawthorn tree in the centre of the village is decorated with ribbons.