ST JOHN

Nativity of St John the Baptist

Ivan Kupalo (in Slavic tradition) 


Midsummer

 

Dates of celebration:

June 24 (Catholic countries)

July 7 (Orthodox countries)

Saturday between June 19-26 (Finland, Sweden)

Symbols of the feast of St John

 

Sun, fire and water; Herbs of St John; wreaths; symbols of the Saint

Traditions in different cultures

 

*Midsummer bonfires and veneration of the Sun
*Picking herbs and searching magical plants
*Water powers at Midsummer
*Divinations about love and future
*Witchcraft and Midsummer

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