Litha or the summer solstice occurs around June 22nd and is the longest day of the year. Litha represents the Sun King and is a celebration of passion and of ensuring the success of the crop. The Goddess is heavy with pregnancy and so is the earth. This ritual is full of the symbols of fertility. Animal blessings are popular at Litha Celebrations, especially those designed for protection of familiars. Because this is a sabbat which glorifies the God, it is a good time to make protective amulets.
The Sabbats in order: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon.