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When Is The Summer Solstice 2023? Spiritual Meaning And More

Jasmyne Jeffery June 13, 2023

The warmer weather has stuck around for a little while which can only mean one thing: it’s summer! However, with that means approaching the longest day of the year before the days get darker yet again. If you’re looking to celebrate the day, we tell you when it is and the Summer Solstice 2023 spiritual meaning.

It’s a day that’s been marked for centuries. Many flock to Stonehenge to welcome in the sunrise, and others organise BBQs to make the most of the long warm evening. Both plans are pretty good, but only if you know when the longest day of 2023 is.

Thankfully, we can help you out with that so you can make some plans. Plus, if you’re into all things spiritual then we can tell you it’s mystic meaning for you to make the most of the special day.

When Is The Longest Day Of The Year?

The Summer Solstice 2023 falls on June 21 for the Northern Hemisphere this year.

This is the most common date that it falls on. In fact, between 2018 and 2028 it will fall on June 21 seven times. The other times the longest day of the year is the day before, including 2024. However, it can also occur on June 22, but that is a lot rarer.

For the UK, the day will be the longest in Edinburgh, lasting 17 hours and 36 minutes. This is actually the longest the day will last in the entirety of Europe.

Though that sound like a lot of daylight, in some places in Russia the sun will not set at all. Now that’s a lot of time for celebration.

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The Spiritual Meaning Of The Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is intrinsically linked to harvest, fertility and warming energy. This isn’t surprising when looking at our surroundings.

Flowers are in bloom, there is a surplus of wildlife and the world seems in general spirits. With so much positive energy, this is definitely a time to embrace the spiritualism of the day.

As we’re halfway through the year, use the time to contemplate your goals for 2023 and what you want to achieve by the end of 2023. You can set new intentions or keep preserving ones you set in earlier months.

The summer is also a time for rejuvenation, so ensure you’re taking some time off to make the most of the warming energy to replenish you.

As nature is at its best, make sure you’re making the most of it and the longest day by going for walks or tending to your garden. Appreciate nature and what it can do for you.

It’s also a time for fertility, which doesn’t have to connect with the obvious. Bring projects to fruition or focus on fruits and flowers around you as well. It is a time to embrace fruits, which will be at their ripest at the moment.

Use the longest day to celebrate the spiritual energy and yourself, however, you chose to recognise the day.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.