St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations
St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations is held on June 23. Roman Catholic Church, Europe: - Bonfires of Saint John in Spain; Festa del Poble in Andorra; First night of Festa de São João do Porto; First day of Golowan Festival in Cornwall; Jaaniõhtu in Estonia; Jāņi in Latvia; Kupala Night in Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine; Last day of Drăgaica fair in Buzău, Romania. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us
International St. John's Day is celebrated every June 24 around the world. It is a celebration of the birth of St. John the Baptist. John's Eve is celebrated on June 23 around the world for the summer solstice. The holiday has a special celebration in New Orleans each year. The celebration began in the 1830s by Marie Laveau on Bayou St. John. Today, St. John's Eve traditions include processions, going to mass, bonfires, and feasting. A special dish called “Goody” is traditionally prepared in parts of Ireland. The exact year in which this tradition began is unknown, but what we do know is that in Connaught, Ireland, “Goody” was invented.
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