Whenever I hear the song lyrics “When I see you in September,when summer is gone…”, it only heralds the upcoming autumn season. It’s the beginning of the final quarter of the current calendar year and an array of events. Aside from the now increasingly nippy air and the gradual change of leaf colors, one can’t help but think that until the end of this year, festivities would come up like the major holidays–Christmas,New Year’s Eve,Hanukkah(for our Jewish friends),Thanksgiving,etc. Halloween for example is not a major holiday but a great day to party and for trick or treating as well.
For now, September is a month to observe such gradual changes and to take it slow. Enjoy the moment as we always say and conserve your energy because once October comes along, the pace will only start to gain some steam especially after Halloween.
Here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the same day as Columbus Day(in the US)–the 2nd Monday of October. After our Thanksgiving, the pace will start to slowly quicken and after Halloween, it’ll eclipse to a break-neck speed for both Canada and the US in terms of preparing for the upcoming holidays specifically Christmas,New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
I’m quite thankful that the oppressive summer heat wave and humidity is over for now, don’t you,mon ami?