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    June holiday

    Hello everybody!
    Here in my country many people celebrate in June some dates: saint John's party, saint Peter's party and saint Antony's party. There are great parties around all the country, catholic parties actually.
    They were brought to here by portugueses and I know, in the past, people celebrated something like these in celebration the good harvest.
    Then I'd like to know if in The USA or UK people celebrate these or something similar these.
    Could someome give me some light???

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    Re: June holiday

    Well, we wouldn't celebrate the harvest in June.

    June is actually a pretty quiet month in the US as far as holidays go. Corpus Christi (tomorrow) would be the major Catholic church holiday that usually falls in June. Many churches have a procession with the Blessed Sacrament this day.

    On the secular calendar there is nothing in June except for Flag Day (June 14), which is a minor patriotic holiday. People still have to work. In June the focus is on the summer beginning, the children have finished school until the fall. Independence Day (4th of July) is the next big holiday, where people have parades and fireworks and parties.

    You should capitalize "Saint" when it is used as a title (Saint Patrick) and "Catholic" when it is referring to the church.

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    Re: June holiday

    They were brought to here by the Portuguese.


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    Re: June holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
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    June is actually a pretty quiet month in the US as far as holidays go. Corpus Christi (tomorrow) would be the major Catholic church holiday that usually falls in June. Many churches have a procession with the Blessed Sacrament this day.
    ...
    I'm not sure, but in years with a very late Easter it might be possible for Whit Monday to fall in June... ('Whit Monday' has been secularized, and is now called 'the Late Spring Bank Holiday'.)

    There was an extra Bank Holiday in the UK this year, last Tuesday, to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Anniversary. This was a one-off, and is unlikely to happen again. (If I may be permitted a gentle plug, I'm singing in this.)

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