Midsummer Day


noun Chiefly British.

the saint's day of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24, being one of the four quarter days in England.

Origin of Midsummer Day

before 1150; Middle English, Old English
Also called St. John's Day.
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Historical Examples of midsummer day

  • And mightn't one treat oneself to asparagus, as it's midsummer-day?


    August Strindberg

  • The Pontypridd ceremonies are similar to those of Midsummer-day, already mentioned.

    British Goblins

    Wirt Sikes

  • Midsummer-Day arrived, and the village of Adlerstein presented a most unusual spectacle.

  • Counsel having given an adverse opinion it was resolved to let the matter rest until the meeting of the livery on Midsummer-day.

  • John Erskine woke with the singing of the birds on the morning of Midsummer-day.