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in thread Great Perl Literature

I've always been under the impression that June 21 (while being the Summer Solsist) was concerned as the first day of summer by most calenders. July is definely in the 'middle' of summer so it was a better choice here.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Great Perl Literature
by nefertari (Chaplain) on Oct 30, 2001 at 17:35 UTC
    Interesting definition, i never thought about it in this way. It seems that in Scandinavia the celebrate June 23rd as Midsummer. <a href=http://www.ingebretsens.com/archive/scan_midsummer/archive_scan_midsummer.htm">Here they write:

    <quote>Midsummer, an observation of the longest day of the year, is celebrated in each of the Scandinavian countries. Midsummer, originally a pagan holiday, is celebrated on the day of John the Baptist and is now held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.</quote>

    But which date Shakespeare meant, i don't know.