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Seven Sleepers Day

🗓️ June 27

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“Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!”
(Martin Luther)

Are you tired of waking up to the same old mundane summer weather predictions?
Do you want to add some zest to your life?
Then look no further than Seven Sleepers Day!
It’s the restful celebration that guarantees a good nap and a sun coming out after the rain.

Celebrated on June 27th, this holiday commemorates the legend of seven men who slept in a cave for centuries.
But why wait until the 27th? Why not start the celebration on June 26th and make it a “pre-sleepover” party?

How it began:

The origin of Seven Sleepers Day goes back to a legend about seven young men who, during a time of persecution, took a long nap in a cave and slept for hundreds of years. When they finally woke up, they found that the world had changed and their faith had been strengthened.

The Seven Sleepers are said to have a divine ability to predict the summer weather for the next seven weeks. According to weather lore, the atmospheric conditions on June 26th determine the average summer weather for the next seven weeks. However, some skeptics may argue that this is just a load of bunk, and that the prediction is only slightly more accurate than a coin flip.

But wait, isn’t it silly to predict the weather based on a legend? We’ll let you be the judge of that. And for those who may not share the same religious beliefs, don’t worry there is enough to celebrate instead. Seven Sleepers Day is similar to other celebrations like Saint John’s Day or St. Swithun’s Day, but with a focus on the power of sleep.

Preparing for Seven Sleepers Day is easy.

Just get your comfy pajamas ready and take a power nap so you can fully embrace the holiday’s theme.
Always bring a flashlight when exploring caves, and avoid sleeping in damp or damp places. Be sure to stay away from any caves that may have been home to some sleepy inhabitants, and don’t forget to set an alarm in case you doze off a few years too long.
And if you’re really worried about missing out on the festivities, you can always celebrate Seven Sleepers Day by staying up all night and watching the stars.

How to celebrate:

Celebrating Seven Sleepers Day may seem strange to non-believers or people from other religions, but for those who embrace the power of sleep, it is a special time to honor the legend and to embrace the change in the weather.

  • Try predicting the weather using a barometer, or measure the temperature in a cave to see if it’s different from the outside. 
  • See how long you can sleep for, or try to recreate the conditions of a cave for a truly immersive experience.
  • Have a slumber party with your friends and see who can sleep the longest.
  • Enjoy a nap under a tree in a blooming garden, or just relax in a comfy hammock with your favorite book.

For those who aren’t interested in celebrating Seven Sleepers Day, there are plenty of alternatives. You can spend the day exploring the great outdoors, or just catch up on some much-needed sleep. Whatever you choose, just make sure to enjoy the summer weather and all the fun it has to offer!—

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