Maybe i should celebrate friends and family around 1 August. The light is changing then, but it's still longer day than night. The weather can be humid and hot so an excuse to be inside is fine. I might have gardening to do then -- it's certainly when i should be getting winter greens in, but this year i didn't coax the seedlings out that well. (Probably should have watered more.)
This, because current practices of celebrating at the winter solstice aren't working for me.