Summer solstice in pictures: LIVE snaps from Stonehenge 2021 today

Although sunrise on midsummer is most pictured, with famous photos taken at Stonehenge, midsummer’s eve is significant, at this time the veil between this world and the next is considered to be at its thinnest.

Midsummer’s eve is when fairies are thought to be at their most powerful.

Many Brits will mark the day, there’s no set formal for traditional midsummer revelry, celebrations vary between towns and villages, but these most often include Maypole dancing, bonfires, picnics, singing and watching the sunrise.

Historically the say was marked with the ritual lighting of fires heralding in the start of shorter days, though this practice is less common today.


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