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Also called Fall, a season marking transition from summer into winter

  • Britishers call this season Autumn while Americans call it Fall.
  • In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox.
  • September 22 is the autumnal (fall) equinox.
  • According to United States tradition, autumn runs from the day after Labor Day (i.e. the Tuesday following the first Monday of September) through Thanksgiving (i.e. the fourth Thursday in November).
  • The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne.
  • September, October and November are the first planting months.
  • The custom of bobbing for Apples originates from Roman times.
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