The water of San Giovanni between legend and reality!

This year I also prepared the water of San Giovanni, to revive an ancient tradition linked to the Feast of San Giovanni Battista and the legend of the water of San Giovanni.

In many areas in Italy the night between 23 and 24 June is considered a magical night,  which coincides almost with the summer solstice, in which many propitiatory rites were performed to ward off adverse events that could ruin the harvest.

The preparation of the water is very simple and just collect after sunset various types of herbs and flowers, mallow lavender, mint, rosemary and sage that may vary depending on the area in which you live, but certainly can not miss the hypericum.

After harvesting, they should be placed in a dish with water and left outside all night in order to absorb the morning dew. And it is precisely the dew of the Gods that is then used to wash face and hands to bring good luck and health into our lives.

Happy San Giovanni to all!

  • Susan on

    This is so cool. Next year remind me!!!

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