The summer solstice has been celebrated throughout all ages by the lighting up of fires, and hence on
"St. John's eve," or the vigil of the festival of St. John the Baptist, there have been popular ceremonials
of this kind from the earliest times of the
Romish church to the present.
Quotation of the Week
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Martin Barzun