Sun, Sweat, & Lore – A Walk Through Summer Season 

Sun, Sweat, & Lore - A Walk Through Summer Season 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

The days are longer and there is a certain buzz in the air – the summer season is finally here! After the winter blues and blooming spring, we have finally come onto the season of sunshine.

The summer season brings an abundance of fruits and vegetables as it is the season of harvest where animal and plant life flourishes. After harsh and old winters summers mean renewal and relaxation. The long days and warm weather signify the middle point of the year. The summer season is a time of growth, exploration, and reconnecting with nature. Summer holds far more significance as it is woven with myths, legends, and festivities.

Summer Season Myths and Legends – 

The summer season has inspired myths and legends for centuries. Here are some of the fascinating summer myths from all around the world – 

  • In Celtic Mythology, the summer is believed to be a war between the Oak King of warmth and growth and the Holly King of darkness and winter. The oak king is challenged and defeated by the holly king on winter solstice. This myth reflects the changing seasons.
  • In Hindu Mythology, offerings are made to the fire god, Agnidev to seek relief from the relentless heat.
  • The Green Manis a mythical figure in Europe who is shown to have hair and a beard made of foliage and he is associated with rebirth and vitality during summer.
  • In the Chinese Legend of the weaving princess and herd boy, they are allowed to meet each other once a year in summer.
  • In Japanese Mythology, Tanuki a raccoon dog is especially active during summer shape shifts to enter a summer festival.
  • The Mermaids are an important mythical figure in many cultures, in summers it is believed that the mermaids lure the sailors to their death.

The Festivities of Summer season – 

  • RathYatra – one of the oldest festivals which takes place in Puri, Odisha. Thousands of devotees pull beautifully decorated chariots filled with idols of Lord Jagannath. 
  • Midsommer – celebrated around the 20th or 21st of June across Europe. People celebrate by dancing and having bonfires to honor the longer days and return of the summer season.
  • Teej – celebrated in Northern India by married women who pray for their happy marriages and the well-being of their spouse.
  • La Tomatina – held each year in Buñol on the last Wednesday of August. Thanks to ZNMD we know it is a giant tomato fight festival. 
  • Hemis Festival – celebrated in the Hemis monastery of Ladakh for two days in June. It commemorates the birth of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Yuru Kabngyat – is a three-day festival held in Bhutan where people wear masks and charms to appease the deities and ward off evil spirits.

Tips And Tricks To Get Through The Summertime – 

  • Go out and soak in the sunshine. Go on a hike or a walk in the greenery outside.
  • Revamp your routine in accordance with the temperature.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and refreshing drinks.
  • Swap out heavy clothes for breezy flowy garments.
  • Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Apply sunscreen to protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Take your probiotic gummies.

Probiotics And Summertime- 

Summers mean lots of good food and lots of food mean upcoming tummy issues. Take your health supplements and make your gut healthy and happy. Vitagoli presents Pre And Probiotic Gummies which improves not just your gut health but also your vaginal and mental health. Some of the components of the probiotic gummies include –

  • Bacillus coagulans – the probiotic strain that improves the gut health and restores the gut flora.
  • Cranberry extract – fights urinary tract infections.
  • Algal DHA – is extremely good for the eye, liver, and heart health. These healthy fats also play a vital role in improving cognitive functioning.
  • Chicory extract – it is the prebiotic that improves the good bacteria levels in the gut.
  • Zinc and Magnesium are the essential minerals that improve the overall health.

Summing Up 

Summer season means time for unwinding, recharging, and making happy memories. Embrace the sunshine and enjoy the little joys the season brings. From unravelling myths to celebrating festivals, the summer season is a favourite for a reason. Also, prioritize your health more than anything and take all your essential vitamins and minerals

So step out, celebrate, and let your summer story unfold!

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