Barnaby bright


Bar·​na·​by bright
variants or Barnaby day
: June 11 Old Style, the longest day in the year

called also Saint Barnabas' day

contrasted with Lucy light

Word History


after St. Barnabas (Acts 4:36–37), whose feast day is June 11

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“Barnaby bright.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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