Fall Autumnal Equinox
About the Fall Autumnal Equinox
When is the Autumnal Equinox? September 22, 2022; September 23, 2023; September 22, 2024; September 22, 2025; September 22, 2026; September 23, 2027; September 22, 2028
The Autumnal equinox signals the official beginning of Fall. It is the point where there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness at the equator. If you live anywhere else, however, you will see a little bit more or a little bit less than 12 hours of daylight. The daylight hours are dwindling and will continue to do so until we reach the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the start of winter.
In ancient times, the Autumn Equinox was cause for a variety of pagan festivals, among them the celebration of the birth of Mabon, the son of Mordon, the Goddess of the earth.
It is also a time to celebrate with a variety of Fall and Harvest Festivals. People enjoy fall festivals as they sense the closure of a great summer season and the coming of a long winter. The fall festivals are the last of the great outdoor events until spring. Just getting there is half the fun as you drive through hills and forests ablaze in fall color. So, get out and enjoy them.
Speaking of Fall festivals, the Pumpkin Festivals and weigh-offs are among the best and biggest. Find more on Pumpkin Festivals.
By the way, you will find it interesting that in the pagan sites you surf through, they talk about altars and sacrifices to the gods. In the literal definition, pagans do not believe in God. Hmmm……..
How to Celebrate Autumnal Equinox
- Go out and enjoy the great fall weather while it lasts.
- Don’t wait or procrastinate. Get your Fall projects done now.
- Be a “Leaf Peeper. Go out on an Autumn foliage drive.
- Hike through the woods to enjoy the fall colors.
Deep Thought for Today
“God doesn’t require you to succeed. He only requires you to try.” – – Mother Teresa
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