Midsummer Day


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Midsummer Day

n.
1. June 24, observed in Europe, Latin America, and Scandinavian communities in the United States in commemoration of the summer solstice.
2. June 24, observed in many Christian churches in commemoration of the birth of Saint John the Baptist.

Mid′summer Day′


n. Chiefly Brit.
the saint's day of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24.
[before 1150]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Midsummer Day - a quarter day in England, Wales, and IrelandMidsummer Day - a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
June - the month following May and preceding July
Translations
24 حُزَيْران
svátek svatého Jana 24. června
Sankthansdag
letný slnovrat
Yaz Bayramı

midsummer

(midˈsamə) noun
the middle of summer. It happened in midsummer; (also adjective) a midsummer day.
Midsummer ˈDay noun
the 24th of June when the saint's day of St. John the Baptist is celebrated.
Midsummer ˈEve noun
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