First Day Of Fall And Fun Facts About It

Dated: 09/22/2014

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Today, September 22nd, is the first day of Fall or the Autumnal Equinox. On this date the day and night are each about the same length. The term equinox comes from Latin for “equal night”.

  Several cultures have ancient traditions that take place around this time. In Greek mythology this was supposed to be the time when Persephone rejoined Hades in the underworld. The Chinese celebrate the Moon Festival around this time with particular emphasis on being thankful for the success of the summer harvest. In Japan, this is a time to remember the dead and there is a week of Buddhist services during this period.
  One of the visible signs of fall is the changing color of leaves. This happens because photosynthesis stops during this period so leaves do not stay green. But Evergreen Trees remain green through the winter due to the waxy leaves which do not freeze. During fall period birds prepare for winter migration. One of the longest migrations is the 11,000 mile journey by the Arctic Tern. However, the Bar Headed Goose is also impressive reaching heights of 28,000 feet to skim over Himalayas.  

Favorite fall fruits and vegetables include apples, spinach, bell peppers and, of course, pumpkin. The custom for bobbing for apples originates from Roman times. While we call this season “Fall”, the British call it “Autumn”. Both words date from around the same period in the 16th century. Before these terms came into use, this period was called “harvest”.

While most people think of spring as being the height of the real estate market, the arrival of fall offers opportunities galore for buying or selling a home. As the weather cools and the leaves begin to drop from the trees, a new crop of homes comes onto the market, making the autumn the second-busiest real estate season of the year.  

In addition to the beauty of the changing leaves and the allure of pleasant weather, fall stands out as a great time to make a home feel cozy. Seasonal scents like apples, cinnamon, and other spices make a home inviting to a prospective buyer who wants to feel … well, at home. Cheerful mums and seasonal floral arrangements also welcome home buyers.  
Denver Co Real Estate- Luba Jeltov
 I specialize in Denver Colorado and surrounding communities of metro Denver area. If you are selling your home I will make sure you get TOP dollar. If you are looking to purchase a home I will make sure that you get the best deal possible. Please contact me directly via phone or text at 303-817-6818.  

Luba Jeltov
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