June 27, 2011

June 27: Seven Sleepers Day

They were seven young Christians who hid in a cave to escape persecution. When they awoke, it was 200 years later.

Read article here.

The weather on Seven Sleepers Day is said to determine the weather for the next seven weeks.

Above: Medieval manuscript representation of the Seven Sleepers.
Below: Another kind of Siebenschlafer (Seven-Sleeper), the Glis glis or Edible Dormouse. Illustration by Gustav Mutzel, 1927.

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