The name, Litha, stems from the Anglo-Saxon name for “midsummer”, Līþa according to the Venerable Bede’s work De temporum ratione.
- English (Publication Language)
- 352 Pages - 01/04/1999 (Publication Date) - Liverpool University Press (Publisher)
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Many traditions are associated with the modern festival of Litha and a great deal of lore surrounding it.
It can be difficult to separate historical realities from modern interpretations but opinions vary about how much this matters.
The festival is celebrated similarly to other Midsummer festivals with bonfires, feasting and dancing out of doors.