In India, September marks the retreat of monsoons and the arrival of autumn

September is the first month of fall in the northern half of the world and the first month of spring in the southern half. The meaning of September comes from ancient Rome: Septem is Latin and means seven. The old Roman calendar started in March, making September the seventh month. When the Roman senate changed the calendar in 153 BCE, the new year started in January, and September became the ninth month.

 

Lo! a ripe sheaf of many golden days
Gleaned by the year in autumn’s harvest ways,
With here and there, blood-tinted as an ember,
Some crimson poppy of a late delight
Atoning in its splendor for the flight
Of summer blooms and joys­
This is September.

 

Lucy Maud Montgomery, ‘September’

 

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