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Saint John the Baptist

The birthday of John the Baptist, son of the priest Zechariah and Elizabeth, gave Midsummer it’s Finnish name of juhannus, which is celebrated on June 24. The Evangelical-Lutheran Church celebrates St John the Baptist, and Midsummer, on the Saturday following June 19.
The Feast of St John the Baptist is one of the 24 most important feasts of the Catholic Church.