Old Midsummer Day, Britain
In old England today was a time for moving house. It is known as a quarter day. "On this day some may quit, some may remain; all must pay – that can!"
The bonfires were lit at midnight on Midsummer Eve. There were, anciently, sacrifices, and the people danced around the fire and leaped over it. Firebrands were taken out and the ashes were scattered to the wind in a custom that was thought to dispel evil ...
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