Which day does the lottery fall on in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"?

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The lottery took place on June 27th in the village square. In more populous villages, the lottery took longer to conduct and started two days before the official date. The village in the center of the story only had a population of 300 people, and the lottery took less than...

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The lottery took place on June 27th in the village square. In more populous villages, the lottery took longer to conduct and started two days before the official date. The village in the center of the story only had a population of 300 people, and the lottery took less than two hours to conduct. The people gathered in the square from 10 o’clock in the morning. The children, who were on school break, assembled first. They played around the square, talked about their teachers and books, and made a pile of stones in one corner of the square. Men gathered next, and they talked about farming and taxes. The women were last to assemble. They briefly talked to each other and proceeded to join their husbands in the square.

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