Posted on June 19 2019
The first official day of summer — the longest day of the year — is just two days from now. How will you be celebrating?
The summer solstice may seem like a strange “holiday” to celebrate (it’s not really a holiday, after all), but here at Gigi Seasons, we see it was a wonderful way to celebrate the season and live in the moment.
Whether you plan a trip to Stonehenge, you take a sunrise yoga class, or you sleep in and go out to brunch with friends, celebrating the solstice is a solid excuse — ahem, reason — for some extra enjoyment. And what are we always looking for excuses for? Buying more plants.
If you find yourself always looking at new houseplants to buy, the benefits of houseplants, or unique flower pots, then the solstice is as good a time as any to give in. After all, the solstice is a celebration of life, summer, and fresh starts — and what says that more than new plants?
Whether you’re looking for plants for your office, house, or a friend, we have the unique flower pots you want. Here at Gigi Seasons, we have plenty of succulent vases, modern flower pots, terrarium vases, and more to make your indoor plant decor ideas come to life. Keep reading to learn more about the summer solstice, and then celebrate today by ordering unique flower pots for all of your new plants!
Midsummer? Beginning of Summer?
Here in the U.S., people tend to think of the summer solstice as the first official day of summer. In many temperate regions, including Europe, the summer solstice is seen as the middle of summer and is often referred to as “midsummer.”
Long before you started celebrating the summer solstice by making your own terrarium or shopping for unique flower pots, cultures around the world celebrated it with various festivals and rituals. In fact, though the exact history of Stonehenge is unknown, many historians believe it was designed to mark the solstices and equinoxes every year.
These festivals and rituals generally centered around the theme of religion or fertility.
Etymology Of “Solstice”
Solstice is derived from two Latin words: sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still).
Interestingly, 2016 was actually the first time in nearly 70 years that a full moon and the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurred on the same day. Just as the full moon rose on the 2016 summer solstice, the sun set — and it was really like the sun stood still.
Shop For Unique Flower Pots Today
Need an excuse to buy more plants? The summer solstice is the one to go with. This can be your modern, trendy way of celebrating the change in seasons, rebirth, and growth. If you’re unsure of where to buy plant pots for all of your new plants, then you can rely on us over here at Gigi Seasons. We have creative planters, terrarium vases, quirky plant pots, and more that will make you even more excited about your new plant. Shop for unique flower pots today!