The First Day of Fall occurs when the Sun passes through the celestial equator, a line that runs perpendicular 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.
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. In North America, ‘fall’ is used today.
- Many people associate the fall period with Thanksgiving, Halloween, and numerous traditions associated with these holidays.
- Fall 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 take part
Spend this day in the countryside, pick apples, or gather pumpkins or 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, or Bavaria (Germany). Watch films with a fall mood and football matches, because fall is football season.
When is The First Day of Fall in 2023?
The First Day of Fall is observed on September 22 each year.