Old Midsummer and the Feast of St. Barnabas

Did you know that 11th June was once celebrated as the day of the summer solstice by the English? The longest day of the year was marked with the Feast of Saint Barnabas, signalling the day when the folk would need to start cutting their hay. But what happened? Why 11th June? Find out more in St.Barnabas and Old Midsummer.