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Midsummer Day

noun Chiefly British.
  1. the saint's day of St. John the Baptist, celebrated on June 24, being one of the four quarter days in England.
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Origin of Midsummer Day

before 1150; Middle English, Old English
Also called St. John's Day.
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  • And mightn't one treat oneself to asparagus, as it's midsummer-day?

    Married

    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.