Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox, the official end of summer.
When I was a kid, where I lived, the Autumnal Equinox had nothing whatever to do with summer. For that matter, neither did the Vernal Equinox have any connection with summer.
Summers began when you ran out of the building on the last day of school, usually late in June – and ended on the first Monday of September, Labor Day. School began with a half-day session on the following day.
I don’t care what the scientists say, there is no way it can be summer when you gotta go to school! 🙄
Nowadays, things are different. School starts in most parts of the country late in August. Labor Day has become a happy day for today’s school kids – a day off!
Throughout my working life Labor Day just meant a three day weekend. Yay!! Since I’ve retired it really isn’t any different from any other day – except that there is no mail delivery.
Edit: I posted the above in mid-afternoon. It wasn’t until after I went to bed that my mistake registered in my little mind. But I decided the World could wait until morning for me to correct it. Of course the Vernal Equinox has no connection to Summer – because it is the start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. I meant the Summer Solstice!