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St John History – December 27, 2023

Every year, St. John’s Day is observed on December 27 across the world. The day is also called the “Feast of St. John.” St. John was the author of the 4th gospel and the book of “Revelation.” He is sitting alongside other gospel writers like Matthew, Mark, and Luke or sitting at the foot of the cross opposite Mary.

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The saint is defined by the eagle and was also the subject of several Catholic narratives, such as Giotto’s frescoes in the Peruzzi Chapel at Santa Croce in Florence and Filippino Lippi.

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A saint’s feast day is marked on the day of their death. St. John and the Virgin Mary are the only two saints whose birthdays are observed across the globe. This day is being celebrated by lighting bonfires in countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

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When is the feast day of St. John the Apostle?

It is observed each year on December 27, the birthday of St. John.

What is St. John the Baptist the patron saint of?

John the Baptist is the patron saint of builders, tailors, and printers.

What countries observe St. John’s Day?

The day is observed in European countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania.


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