Dog Days of Summer
About the Dog Days of Summer
Date When Celebrated: The Dog Days of Summer are from July 3 to August 11
Wow, it’s sure hot and muggy. The thermometer’s edging toward triple digits. That’s because we’re in the Dog Days of Summer, the hottest, muggiest days of the year. As the song goes “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer”. If you are feeling the effects of hot, muggy, sultry, “weather that you can wear”, you can be certain that you are in the Dog Days of Summer. It is also a period of drought and occasional strong thunderstorms.
By definition, the Dog Days Summer are the hottest and steamiest part of summer. Typically, this is the period when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the Sun, from July 3 -August 11.
Whatever your favorite pastime for the Dog Days of Summer, we do not believe it should be spent indoors all day long, in air conditioned comfort. Rather, get out and enjoy the hot weather while it is here. After all, the days are already growing shorter, and you know what that ultimately leads to……
How to Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer
When the Dog Days of Summer arrive, it’s time to do those memorable summertime activities, that help us to keep our cool. They include:
- Take a dip in the pool.
- Go to the beach
- Take the kids to a water park
- Watch the sultry days go by in a cozy hammock
- Laze under a shady tree.
- Quaff your thirst with a frozen summer drink.
- Go to an evening baseball game
“To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try. – – Rosa Parks
History and Origin of the Dog Days of Summer
God made these dog days for us to either enjoy, or suffer through …depending upon your point of view.
It was the ancient Romans who defined the period between July 3 -August 11 as the dog days. Typical of many ancient cultures, the Romans used a relationship between the stars and the sun to define the exact period of time.
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