Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Friday, 15 July 2016
St Swithin's Day
My brother PJ posted on Facebook this article about St Swithin's Day, which is today. I know nothing about Saint Swithin or Swithun and knew nothing of his feast until today. Apparently, if it rains today, it will rain for forty more days and nights, which is to say by any practical means until the end of summertime. For the record, it rained a good deal today. Not constantly, but it rained. I would tend to believe this old superstition for one simple reason: we are in England after all. It always rains in this country. But in any case, it is very fitting that it is the holy day of a Saxon saint which marks such folkloric forecast.