This week we officially welcome Autumn!
It's hard to say what we like best about autumn; the leaves changing colour, the smell of fresh fall air, fresh baked pumpkin spiced desserts or those delightful cinnamon and nutty lattes. This truly is a magical season and we are welcoming it with open arms!
So What is the Autumn Equinox
The Autumn (September) equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth’s Equator – from north to south. This occurrence causes the day and night to be almost equal in duration.
Autumn Around the World
While we might be more familiar with fairs and festivals during the official start of autumn, around the world the autumn equinox coincides with many cultural events, religious observances and customs.
In Pagan culture this time is known as 'Mabon.' Japan it's 'Ohigan.' China and Vietnam celebrate the Moon Festival and Catholics partake in Michaelmas, the feast of the Archangel Michael. Read more about equinox customs.
However you choose to celebrate, we hope your autumn is a season of harvest and reflection and filled with fun festivities, like my favourite popular tradition of attempting to balance and egg on it's end!
Fabulous Fall Feasting!
This autumn please your palette with some tasty fall treats! Here are a few of our favourite finds that we are just dying to try out!
Bring Autumn Inside!
Along with delicious smells and tastes, the colours of autumn are also unmatched! We love the idea of incorporating these stunning shades into homeware like these hand-painted wine glasses by LK Custom Creations. These would be a lovely addition to any autumn dinner party!
Or try your hand at creating centerpieces or garland from dried fruit and spices such as apples, oranges, cloves and cinnamon. Check out this article showing how to dry fruit HERE