Litha (Pronounched LITH-ah) is a Summer Solstice celebration celebrated by many Wiccans and adherents to various branches of Anglo-Saxon Paganism and Heathenry. The name, Litha, stems from the Anglo-Saxon name for “midsummer”, Līþa according to the Venerable Bede’s work De temporum ratione.
There are many traditions 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.