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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: What season are we in. Reply with quote

Traditionally in Ireland winter started on Nov. 1st and ended on Jan. 31st. Samhain marked the end of the old year and February (Brigid's Day) the beginning of spring.
To add to the confusion: If you look at Met Eireannís website they clearly say Spring starts on March 1st. https://www.met.ie/Ö/pdfs_eng/YP%20Fun%20Facts%20Seasons.pdf

Spring: Feb, March, April
Summer: May, June, July
Autumn: August, September, October
Winter: November, December, January
Found this " we should forget about dates and times (which are all notional, anyway, apart from year, moonth [deliberate spelling], and day) and call the four seasons: 'planting', 'growing', 'harvesting' and 'waiting for planting'. Then they can move around each year as the current weather dictates."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately there are several ways of identifying season start and end dates. Personally I go with the solstices and equinoxes. At least there is a bit of science attached to this method i.e. the longest and shortest days are a true delineation point.
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