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Seasons and Their Meaning

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on 19 September 2014

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Seasons and Their Meaning
The days become the shortest and the nights become the longest.
Spring
Started in the 14th century spring was called “springing time”
Summer
“Summer” came from the Old English name for the season “sumor”
Fall
Britishers call this season Autumn while Americans call it Fall.
Autumn
The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne.
Winter
Chionophobia is the fear of snow.
No two snow flakes are alike but all snowflakes have 6 sides.
This season is often associated with rebirth, renewal and regrowth.
In spring, the Earth's axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather that causes plants to re-grow
Summer months have Roman origins.
June is named after Juno, who was the wife of Jupiter.
Marc Antony named July after Julius Caesar and August was named after Caesar’s nephew, known as Augustus.
Autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox.
Bibliography
Summer facts. 2011-2014 http://www.22facts.com
seasons. (n.d.). Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/seasons
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