Where did the belief originate that if it rained on July 15th, it would rain for 40 days more?
#51701. Asked by shady shaker. (Oct 14 04 8:36 PM)
St. Swithin's Day, isn't it?|
[Oct 14 04 10:07 PM] peasypod writes:
[Oct 14 04 10:12 PM] peasypod writes:
You asked "where did it originate?" and my link tells you...
The story began in the year 971, when the bones of St Swithin (who had died over 100 years before) were moved to a special shrine at Winchester Cathedral, and there was a terrific storm that lasted for 40 days. People said that the saint in heaven was weeping because his bones had been moved.
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