Legend has it if it rains on the 15th of July it will rain for 40 days continuously. Because today is St Swithin’s day.
St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain
Full forty days, it will remain
St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair
For forty days, t’will rain no more
St Swithin was an Anglo-Saxon bishop who died in 862. He was made a saint over 100 years later and his remains were dug up and moved to a shrine in a cathedral on July 15 971 in Winchester.
Legend has it this so outraged St Swithin he caused it to rain uninterrupted for 40 days and nights.
Apparently though this only applies to the UK & Ireland.
But here is the thing, similar legend exist in other parts of the world.
France and Germany have St Gervais day, which is on July 19, where it is also set to…
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