Five of the Best Things About Autumn

Updated on September 27, 2019
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David is a New Englander who enjoys celebrating holidays with friends and family.

What is Autumn/Fall?

The autumnal equinox is what originally marked the beginning of what is known as autumn (or fall, as we call it in North America). In modern times, however, we have different opinions of when autumn starts and ends depending on where we live in the world and which hemisphere we're on. In North America, autumn typically starts in late September, but in New Zealand, autumn begins in March.

There is certainly something magical about autumn, but just why is it that so many of us love this season so much? Let's go over the top 5 reasons.

1. Colorful Fall Foliage

Although I know not everyone gets to experience this in autumn, it is certainly a special part of it for me and many others. If you're lucky enough to live somewhere with colorful foliage, then you know just what I mean. For anyone that hasn't gotten to experience it, what I'm speaking of is when all the green leaves on the trees slowly change color into bright oranges, yellows, and reds, making for a beautiful landscape.

I live in New England and a big part of the tourism up here in autumn is specifically people coming here just to see the leaves changing. The leaves change color because they stop producing chlorophyll in order to better survive the cold months ahead. There is much more science to it than that, but I'm going to leave it at that for this article.

2. Thanksgiving

This is another one that only applies to some people (mainly Americans), but there's no denying how great this holiday really is. Putting aside the actual history of the holiday, the celebration itself is mighty, mighty enjoyable.

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in The United States, Canada, Liberia, and a few of the Caribbean Islands. I won't go over all the different traditions different people have because it can vary pretty greatly, but I'll tell you what make it so great to me: it is a holiday based around eating great food with people you love. I mean, how can you go wrong there, right? The origin of Thanksgiving in The United States can be traced back to 1619.

3. Halloween

Yes, another holiday! But how can you not include Halloween as one of the greatest things about this time of year? As a kid, trick-or-treating was amazing and dressing up was super fun, and as an adult, I get to steal my favorite candies from my sons' trick or treat haul every year.

Halloween has a long history involving All Hallow's Eve and Celtic harvest festivals, but none of that has anything to do with why we celebrate it now. It's a day for kids to let loose, dress up however they want, eat candy until they get a bellyache, and maybe egg a house or two. It's a holiday all about having fun, and that is just fine with me.

4. Warming up by a fire

In a lot of places, autumn marks the time of the year when it starts getting colder outside and what better way to battle the cold than to warm up by a nice cozy fire? Whether it's with your significant other all cozy inside by the fireplace or outside by a big bonfire with a bunch of friends there is something magical about the warmth and smell of a nice toasty fire. . . This is really the thing I am most looking froward to.

5. The start of Football season

Although I'm not huge into sports in general or Football there is no getting past how many people love it with a passion, Of course, I am speaking of American football and not soccer, The NFL season typically starts in early September and goes through to the beginning of the next year ending with one of the biggest sporting events known to man the Super Bowl, the commercials during the Super Bowl have become a thing to celebrate all on their own, people are serious about their Football and autumn marks the beginning of a new road for their favorite teams

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        Liza 

        7 weeks ago from UT,USA

        I love Autumn/Fall so much! It's my favorite season here in the US. I bet Fall in New England is extra special. All the things I heard about Fall in your state is beautiful and colorful! Thanks for sharing the article, David. Happy Fall! :)

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