A dragons breath in the Mists
Changeling Holidays: Midsummer Night, June 21st
The Summer Solstice brings the shortest night of the year (and the longest day), this is the peak of the Seelie rule in the traditional Calendar and a celebration deeply connected to the Fae. At sundown, Changelings gather in large numbers, usually in clearings, gardens or beaches, and spend the night eating, drinking, dancing, telling boastful tales and waiting for the sun to rise. Those unfortunate enough to fall asleep during the celebrations before the sunrise are often creatively vandalized (underwear goes missing, hair appears in an absolutely shocking colour, etc.) — the trick is not to wake the other person up, while the Fae get up to mischief. Childlings aren’t so harshly treated when they succumb to sleep; instead, their cheeks and hands are painted with suns and stars. During the night, small bonfires are lit, and the Fae jump over them as a cleansing ritual.