· By Scarlett Poppies

Summer Solstice 2022

The Summer Solstice is a time to reflect on your personal growth and the meaning of the season of light and growth. This is the moment of the year with the longest hours of daylight.

In terms of consciousness, this is the time when we are the most present to ourselves and who we know ourselves to be — the Sun represents the light of all life and consciousness. Seeds are planted in the Earth as well as the seeds of our souls. It’s a time of renewal and abundance, a time of love and expansion, as the summer sun unfolds the leaves on the trees, so do our souls open to receive the light of source to illuminate that which is within each of us.

Summer Solstice 2022 in the Northern Hemisphere was on Tuesday, June 21, at 5:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, or 11:13 AM Central European Time.

Origins and Meaning

The Solstice signifies the time when the Earth is at the fullness of her strength, fertility, and abundance, so we too can celebrate our strength in joining together, pollinating our spiritual consciousness through sharing, and offering gratitude for the abundance that which we experience daily.

The word “Solstice” is derived from the Latin words Sol+systere, meaning “Sun”+ “standing still.”  The Summer Solstice is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. Following this Solstice, the days get shorter, the nights longer.

As we observe the blossoming of life all around us, we can receive the energy of vitality and experience awe for the generosity of the Earth, which provides for us everything that we need.

Midsummer in Sweden – a cherished tradition

The successful midsummer never-ending lunch party formula involves flowers in your hair, dancing around a pole, singing songs while drinking unsweetened, flavoured schnapps. And downing a whole load of pickled herring served with delightful new potatoes, chives and sour cream. All in all, a grand day out.

Swedes celebrate Midsummer in parks, gardens and summerhouses – in fact, anywhere in Sweden will do as long as it is outdoors. If you're not lucky enough to get an invite to a summerhouse, a safe bet to celebrate with Swedish friends (that you don't know yet) is to visit a public park. 

We celebrate summer all year long

Scarlett Poppies features mainly resort wear, suitable for regular summer clothing, your ultimate summer holiday ensemble or all-around the year for those being privileged to living in the sunshine. Our collections range from dresses, tops, tunics, jumpsuits to true beach cover-ups such as kimonos and kaftan dresses etc. Comfort and easy breezy materials are key.