Today is the Feast of St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester (+862). His bones in Winchester were the occasions of many cures, but his shrine was destroyed by Protestants. He is celebrated today, 15 July, because this is the day his relics were translated in 971. It seems that the saint was annoyed at being moved from a humble grave to a fancy shrine. A storm broke out, lasting for 40 days and nights. Hence, he is associated with rain.
There is a rhyme:
St Swithin’s day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithin’s day if thou be fair
For forty days ’twill rain na mair.
Swithun is also associated with apples, hence a custom of bobbing for apples on his feast.
We need more children named Swithun.