TO DO THIS WEEKEND: BOSTON September 22 – 24th, 2023 Autumnal Equinox

Autumnal Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest and the Change of Seasons

Every year, on or around September 22nd, the Earth’s axis tilts so that the sun shines directly on the equator. This event is known as the autumnal equinox, and it marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

Brief history

The autumnal equinox has been celebrated by cultures around the world for centuries. The ancient Egyptians believed that the equinox was a time when the god Osiris was reborn, while the ancient Greeks believed that it was a time when the goddess Persephone returned to the underworld. In China, the autumnal equinox is still celebrated today as a time to honor ancestors and give thanks for the harvest.

Celebrations today

Today, the autumnal equinox is still celebrated by many people around the world. Some common traditions include:

  • Harvest festivals: Many cultures hold harvest festivals in the fall to celebrate the abundance of the harvest and to give thanks for the food that will nourish them through the winter.
  • Equinox rituals: Some people perform equinox rituals to mark the change of season and to celebrate the balance of light and dark. These rituals can vary widely, but they often involve elements of nature, such as fire, water, and earth.
  • Equinox gatherings: Some people gather with friends and family on the autumnal equinox to celebrate the season and to enjoy each other’s company. These gatherings may involve feasting, dancing, and storytelling.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the autumnal equinox, it is a time to reflect on the past year, to give thanks for the good things in your life, and to look forward to the future.

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Events happening in Boston this Weekend, September 22nd – 24th, 2023

Friday, September 22nd

Saturday, September 23rd

Sunday, September 24th

Weather This Weekend

      • Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73 and a north wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

      • Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55 and a south wind 6 to 10 mph.

      • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68 and an east wind 6 to 11 mph.

      • Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58 and a northeast wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

      • Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69 and a northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

      • Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59 and a north wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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