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What is the Legend Behind Saint Swithin’s Day?

It’s a well-known fact that British people like to talk about the weather. And this is never more true than on Saint Swithin’s Day, which occurs on 15 July. According to folklore, whatever the weather is like on this day – whether it’s rain or sunshine – it will continue for the next 40 days and 40 nights. But where did this tradition come from and who was Saint Swithin?