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Year

What is a year?

It’s four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. We spread the four seasons over twelve months, marked by changes in weather and hours of daylight. It’s fifty-two weeks of the sun setting and three hundred and sixty-five mornings. In Canada, over the course of one year there are thirteen holidays: New Years, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Saint-Jean Baptiste Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas and Boxing Day. Plus, your personal celebrations. A year is the earth making one full cycle around the sun.

By Shari Marshall – 2022 A to Z posts have been reserved for descriptive 100 word posts.


8 thoughts on “Year

  1. Interesting here in some parts of Australia we have four definite seasons but in other parts the indigenous people named more than four seasons. In the area where I come from the Gariwerd people had six seasons: http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/calendars/gariwerd.shtml
    Kooyang
    Late summer January-March
    Eel season Hottest and driest time Scarce surface water High bushfire risk Night sky is bright with stars

    Gwangal moronn
    Autumn March-May
    Honey bee season Warm, still days Country starts to cool Cooler mornings Red sunrises and golden evenings

    Chunnup
    Winter May-July
    Cockatoo season Freezing winds Coldest time of year Bleak mists Rain

    Larneuk
    Pre-spring July-August
    Nesting bird season Dramatic weather changes Wettest time of year Rivers run high

    Petyan
    Spring September-November
    Wildflower season
    Tempestuous weather Warmer days Bush bursts into life Emu constellation appears

    Ballambar
    Early summer November-January
    Butterfly season Summer heat starts Hot, dry days Stable weather

    I think for our part of the world these divisions work better than the more traditional four seasons. But both ways there is a yearly cycle.

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    1. That is definitely an interesting breakdown of seasons. Thank you so much for sharing. It is so interesting. I loves hearing about different parts of the world. Thanks for stopping in.

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  2. In our part of Australia we have ten public holidays. While in theory we have four seasons they are not as distinct as in cooler climates, being sub-tropical, so our Spring and Autumn/Fall are low-key transition times where the weather changes in a mild way. Sadly, my area doesn’t have an Indigenous weather chart like the excellent one that Anne shared however it’s safe to say it would indicate what key weather features occur and what animals, birds, fish, and plants would be key to eating at that time.

    This is close to where I used to live though it gets colder weather in the Dry.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/calendars/jawoyn.shtml

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