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- Still celebrated traditionally on the 24th of June, Midsummer Night now actually occurs on the 21st of June owing to how the astronomical equinox has shifted forward several days over the centuries. It was a very important pagan holiday in pre-Christian times.Read more >>>
- The 24th of June is the national day of Québec, and an official state holiday there, with everyone getting the day off work. The actual name for today is St-Jean-Baptiste Day (St John the Baptist Day) or Fête Nationale des Québecois (Québec National Celebration.) St John is the national patron saint.Read more >>>
- Cakes and Ale Day is a yearly event held in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in south-eastern England. A man named Jenkyn Smith (aka Jankeyns Smythe) died in 1481, leaving money to St Mary's Church, which was part of the Abbey of St Edmund.Read more >>>
- The 28th of June is Tapioca Day, even though a small dissident, break-away group says it is on the 15th of July. Some people will want to give this holiday a miss, no matter what day it's on, because they can't get past the taste or look of tapioca.Read more >>>
- Canada became a country on 1 July 1867. Today is a day for picnics, barbeques, fireworks, concerts and government-issued flags.Read more >>>
- Moving Day is a national tradition in Québec, where today is called the Jour du déménagement. By custom, leases in Québec go from 1 July to 30 June.Read more >>>
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