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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Celebration Guide

Updated: Jun 23, 2023


The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Celebration Guide

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!


St. John the Baptist celebration guide for liturgical living.


 

Why Bonfires?


Check out our St. John the Baptist Bonfire Sticks. Throw them in and watch the fire's flames change colors!


Bonfire tradition for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.


Catholic Bonfire Blessing


 

The Custom of Water Fights


Host a water balloon fight for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.


 

Eat Traditional Feast Day Food


You could also try my tasty Struffoli with this recipe here.


Traditional foods to eat for the nativity of St. John the Baptist.


 

Remember the Role of St. John the Baptist


He points us to Christ, "behold the lamb of God." (John 1:36)


St. John the Baptist symbol of the lamb.


 

Learn More About This Feast's History


Fast facts about the nativity of St. John the Baptist.

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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