The first day of fall is this weekend, September 22nd (and it’s my birthday!). I love fall. The leaves are changing colors, and the temperature starts to drop. I always get excited to start putting away my summer clothes and pulling out my sweaters and boots. I mean, even though it is still pretty hot in the Fall, a girl can dream!
Fun Fall Fact: The first day of fall is one of two days a year where the north and south halves of the earth face the sun in equal amounts. Which means that there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime at the equator on the fall equinox. In fall, the daylight hours become shorter.
As a child, we would always celebrate the season’s changing. For example, on the fall equinox, we would eat foods similar to the colors of fall leaves such as yellow squash, and red peppers. Mom makes homemade pumpkin pies all the way till Christmas.
If you’re hungry for a new season, here are some tasty Fall recipes.
Welcome to Fall, Baton Rouge! Enjoy the new season.