The First Day of Fall - September 22
Thu, Sep 22, 2022

The First Day of Fall

The First Day of Fall occurs when the Sun passes through the celestial equator, a line that runs parallel to the earth’s equator in a North-South direction. Every year on September 22, the autumnal equinox occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, and the spring equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. On this day, the Sun is directly on the equator, and the length of day and night is the same. Beginning September 23, the nights in the Northern Hemisphere become longer and the days in the Southern Hemisphere become longer.

History

It turns out that the word “autumn” has ancient, Etruscan roots, it was used by the Romans, and later it entered the Latin lexicon – “autumnus”. During the Middle Ages, the word lost popularity until the 16th century. Later, this term in England began to refer to the harvest season. It was immigrants from England who brought the word to North America, where it is still used today.

Interesting Facts

  • Many people associate the autumn period with Thanksgiving, Halloween, and numerous traditions associated with these holidays.
  • Autumn is a period of tourism, as nature in different parts of the planet acquires amazing, bright colors.
  • Druids associated the autumn equinox with the end of the harvest and the beginning of preparations for winter.

How to celebrate

Spend this day in the countryside, pick apples, pumpkins, other crops – appreciate how generous nature is around us. If you like to travel, we offer several interesting options for a trip – Kyoto, Vermont (New England), Iceland, Chicago, Ontario, Bavaria (Germany). Watch films with an autumn mood and football matches, because autumn is football season.

When is The First Day of Fall in 2022?

The First Day of Fall is observed on September 22 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday September 22 2022
Friday September 22 2023
Sunday September 22 2024
Monday September 22 2025
Tuesday September 22 2026

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