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February 7, 2023
Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter are the 4 seasons of the year. Here are a few things about each of the seasons.
Spring was originally called lent in Old English before changing in the 14th century when it was changed to springing time. During that time, it was called springing time in reference to the plants “springing”from the ground. By the 15th century it was shortened to “spring-time” and finally “spring” in the 16th century. Spring is from Monday, March 20th to Wednesday, June 21st.
Summer comes from the Old English word for season, sumor. It has been recorded before the year 900 and is related to the Dutch zomer, the German Sommer, and the Sanskrit samā, which means year. Summer is from Wednesday, June 21st to Friday September 22nd.
Fall is another name for Autumn. Before there was any term for the season, it was mainly referred to as harvest. Harvest lost its reference to the season as more people slowly began to move from working on the land to living in towns. Autumn and Fall began to replace it. the term fall probably can from leaves falling off of trees during this time as well. Autumn is from Friday, September 22nd to Thursday, December 21st.
Winter is the snowiest and wettest season of the year in most parts of the world. In old English, the word winter is related to the words water and wet. Winter is from Wednesday, December 21st to Monday, March 20th.