Midsummer Eve


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Midsummer Eve

n.
1. June 23, the day before Midsummer Day, celebrated in Europe, Latin America, and Scandinavian communities in the United States by merrymaking.
2. June 23, the day before Midsummer Day, celebrated in many Christian churches by feasting. Also called Saint John's Eve.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Midsummer Eve - the night before Midsummer DayMidsummer Eve - the night before Midsummer Day  
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
June - the month following May and preceding July
Translations
ليلَة 24 حُزَيْران
předvečer 24. červnaSvatojanská noc
Sankthansaften
Szent Iván-éj
svätojánska noc
Yaz Bayramı arifesi

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
References in classic literature ?
Midsummer eve had come, bringing deep verdure to the forest, and roses in her lap, of a more vivid hue than the tender buds of Spring.
Never had the Maypole been so gayly decked as at sunset on midsummer eve. This venerated emblem was a pine-tree, which had preserved the slender grace of youth, while it equalled the loftiest height of the old wood monarchs.
She draws a chair near, and sits down to wait till I have finished; her presence is as pleasant to my mind as the perfume of the fresh hay and spicy flowers, as the glow of the westering sun, as the repose of the midsummer eve are to my senses.
We have other days like Walpurgis Night and Midsummer Eve where we have older traditions, and we have specific things to do, specific food and activities and so on.
Which of these is the correct title of a work by Edward Hughes: Midsummer Dawn, Midsummer Week, Midsummer Eve, Midsummer Morn?
Highlights are parties like the popular Moxy--a lively and legendary lesbian bash--as well as the drag queen-led Midsummer Eve maypole decorating party.
In the castle's historic kitchen, Mary prepares a Devon cream tea, before making a delicate peach posset for a Midsummer Eve woodland party the family are throwing to celebrate their second anniversary at the castle.
June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the muchanticipated Midsummer Eve party.
His more famous works, including the privately held Midsummer Eve (our cover image), are being joined by drawings and paintings sourced from far and wide.
However, the name of the holiday may also have been associated with the ancient custom of bringing the girls the so-called love birches on Midsummer Eve (see Tedre 1973: 15).
She observes that popular fire festivals like the Patum of Berga and the celebrations of Sant Joan (Midsummer Eve) are emblematic of the societal conflict between order and transgression (216-19), and notes that the future of Catalan cultural festivals seems to be conflictive, too, based on a selfdetermination either as traditional, popular and heritage-based or as manifestations of "world culture" (226).