tvordlj: (Sideways Kitty)
Next week will be the Summer Solstice, and here in North America, at least, it's the first day of Summer. All of our seasons officially "change" on the Equinox/Solstice dates but that's not always the case. Down Under, the seasons change on the first day of the relevant month of the Equinox/Solstice. How can that be? I always assumed the date for the change of the seasons was the same all over the planet but it seems not. Why is this? Government intervention? Who started the tradition of using either set of dates? The equinox/solstice seems more logical to me, as they are based on astronomy, the basic workings of the planet within the solar system. The first day of the month may be more consistent and easier to remember but it doesn't seem as logical to me. So in that light...

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