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Midsummer Eve

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noun Chiefly British.

the evening preceding Midsummer Day: formerly believed to be a time when witches and other supernatural beings caused widespread mischief.

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Also called Midsummer Night, St. John's Eve, St. John's Night.

Origin of Midsummer Eve

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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