Midsummer Day


: June 24 celebrated as the feast of the nativity of John the Baptist

Examples of Midsummer Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The summer solstice is often paired with Midsummer Day since the celebrations are around the same time. Layla McMurtrie, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2022 While the festival dates back to the pagan tradition of celebrating the summer solstice (the longest day of the year), Midsummer Day in both Finland and Sweden falls on the closest Saturday. David Nikel, Forbes, 21 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Midsummer Day was before the 12th century

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“Midsummer Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Midsummer%20Day. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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