July 15, 2017 all-day

July 15. Swithin (or Swithun), bishop of Winchester (AD 852 862), died July 2, 862. Little is known of his life, but his relics were transferred into Winchester Cathedral July 15, 971, a day on which there was a heavy rainfall. According to old English belief, it will rain for 40 days thereafter when it rains on this day.

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