Got Any Plans for the Summer Solstice?

June 21st is the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year. After June 21st, the nights will start to draw in again. Ever wondered why it’s called the solstice? It’s from two Latin words. ‘Sol’ meaning ‘sun’ and ‘sistere’ meaning ‘to make stand’. This is because on this day, the sun does appear to be stationary in the sky.

If you’re a fan of the summer solstice, you may want to consider a move to Uranus where the summer solstice lasts for 42 years!

While many of us don’t tend to celebrate the solstice, there’s plenty going on if you know where to look and where to go!

You’ll be in for a magical treat if you watch the sun set and rise over the stones of Avebury or Stonehenge, or from the top of Glastonbury Tor. You won’t be alone, hundreds of people flock to these locations every year. It’s certainly a wonderful, peaceful experience.

Alternatively, you could take advantage of all the daylight and throw a solstice party yourself! It could be the perfect opportunity for a barbecue party that lasts well into the night. However, even though it’s the longest day, with the most hours of sunlight, it’s not usually one of the hottest days of the year. You’ll have to wait a month or more for that, but the summer solstice always marks the start of the summer for me. I love the summer time, do you? You can go out without your coat, you can eat meals outdoors. The sun shining down just seems to make everyone brighter and cheerier!

Do you love the summer? How about a summer themed private plate to celebrate the season with? You could brighten up your life with a SUN plate. We’ve got loads for you to pick from. From AO04 SUN at just £199 all the way up to SUN 111 available for £30,150. If you love nothing more than basking in the hot weather, then how about a hot plate? We’ve got HOT IT, HOT 7IP, D8 HOT, N23 HOT, B003 HOT and plenty more besides. Love to have fun in the sun? Maybe a fun plate would bring a smile to everyone you pass on the roads this summer. K60 FUN, N28 FUN and CU51 FUN are all available.

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