Summer is fading, the evenings are getting darker earlier and the colour of the leaves is beginning to change; the autumn equinox is upon us.
Autumn is a spectacular season full of natural beauty and it can conjure a cosy sense of comfort. With autumn’s arrival, it’s time to rekindle favourite autumn traditions and celebrate the autumn equinox.
What is the Autumn Equinox?
The autumn equinox falls in September each year. It’s the date when summer ends and autumn begins, with the northern and southern hemispheres illuminated equally by the sun – something that only happens twice a year. As a result, day and night are approximately the same length.
How to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox
People around the world celebrate the autumn equinox in different ways, whether that’s by visiting Stonehenge to witness the seasons change, beginning the harvest or by decorating their homes with leaves and conkers.
Take the time to notice and appreciate the changing of the seasons and celebrate the autumn equinox yourself. You might choose to do this spiritually, or you may simply want to embrace seasonal produce, spend more time outdoors or embrace all things pumpkin spice.
1. Plan a Pumpkin Picking Trip
Hit the road to bask in the beauty of the spectacular seasonal scenery. Take a drive to see the rich, red golden and amber leaves falling from the trees.
While you’re exploring the beautiful countryside, make the most of your adventure by getting outside and walking around in the crisp autumn air. Stretch your legs on a nearby hiking trail, go apple-picking at an orchard, or stop by a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin.
If the pumpkins in your local area aren’t quite ripe yet, get outdoors for an autumn nature walk, gather a few of the auburn leaves and rustle up some pinecones to decorate your home with the brilliant beauty of the season to mark the autumn equinox.
2. Autumn Leaves? Autumn Workout
The changing colours of the leaves are one of autumn’s pleasures, but these leaves are also a pain as they pile up in your garden, demanding to be raked. But what may seem like a lot of work can actually be a healthy workout.
Raking up piles of leaves gets your heart pumping, your legs bending and strengthens your upper body.
It also gets you out of a stuffy gym or a lazy routine to enjoy the brisk autumn breeze and splendour of the season.
3. Embrace Autumnal Produce
Best of all, these autumn favourites are also seasonal superfoods full of vitamins, mineral and fibre that help you stay healthy and happy. So, why not wake up to a batch of pumpkin pancakes or stir pears into your oats? Our Raw Organic Vanilla Chai Protein Powder is great for adding a touch of autumnal spice to these dishes.