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FIRST DAY OF FALL

For days now SUMMER has slowly been slipping away. The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the first days of cool, crisp weather roll in.  On September 22, the Fall Equinox for 2018 has arrived.

 

The season may be dominated these days by pumpkin-spiced everything, and from beers and breads to cocktails and savory meals, but the roots of the Fall Equinox go much further back than pumpkin-spice. For thousands of years, the Fall Equinox has been celebrated as a time when the harvest comes to an end, when the fruits of a year’s worth of work become available, and when everyone must get ready for the coming winter. The period was always associated with a time for parties and and gathering with friends and family, which explains why there is such a strong autumnal spirit to this day. So head outside or huddle up inside and appreciate the changing of the seasons!