Summer Solstice - Midsummer Night's Dream
This fantasy painting is inspired by a tradition celebrating the summer solstice.
The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
Since prehistory, the significance given to the summer solstice has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility. In some regions, the summer solstice is seen as the beginning of summer and the end of spring. In other cultural conventions, the solstice is closer to the middle of summer.