st john the baptist, nativity, celebration guide
Happy Birthday, St. John the Baptist!
Today is called the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and is sometimes called the "summer Christmas" because of his relationship to Christ and his summer birthday.
In fact, this is one of the Church's oldest and most prominent feast days. Streets used to be filled with people enjoying bonfires, food, water fights, and song, so we will keep that tradition going tonight and I encourage you to do that with your family and friends too.
Below is a Blessing of Bonfires for you to use this evening!
Check out our St. John the Baptist Bonfire Sticks. Throw them in and watch the fire's flames change colors!
The Custom of Water Fights
Eat Traditional Feast Day Food
You could also try my tasty Struffoli with this recipe here.
Remember the Role of St. John the Baptist
He points us to Christ, "behold the lamb of God." (John 1:36)
Learn More About This Feast's History
I think it's time for you to call your friends and invite them over. While all of this may sound like a lot, it is very easy to throw together and can be done with relative ease by pitching in together as a community.
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