Midsummer Day, feast of the nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24. The preceding night is midsummer night or St. John's Eve, and because it comes near the solstice, it is in many parts of Europe connected with magic. Great bonfires are built and there is merrymaking. Emphasis on love and lovers on this night undoubtedly reflects old fertility rites.
The Columbia Viking Desk Encyclopedia - Third Edition, The Viking press 1953
Other witches might take advantage of the date to gather St. John's wort, which was supposed to be great benefit in the treatment of nervous disorders, in assisting barren women to become pregnant and in preventing the passage of malevolent spirits. The plant had to be gathered on Midsummer's Eve in order to be effective (some authorities stipulated that the person collecting it had to pick the plant while entirely naked) and care had to be taken not to step on the flower. If this happened, a fairy horse might rear up beneath the culprit and carry him or her off on a wild ride that might last all night and end up in some remote and desolate place.
Women who become pregnant on Midsummer's Eve were expected to bear children with the dubious gift ov the evil eye.
Cassell Dictionary of Witchcraft David Pickering
So love the people who treat you right..
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.