A while ago Claude made the observation that seasons in Ireland begin and end on a different calendar than the seasons we are used to in North America. In the states the seasons begin on the equinox or solstice, depending on which season you’re addressing. But in Ireland they begin and end according to the Gaelic Calendar, which states that the seasons encompass these cycles: November, December, January are winter; February, March, April are spring; May, June, July are summer; August, September, October are autumn.
Strangely enough – well, to me, at least – the seasons do seem to follow this schedule. Granted my observations are purely empirical, and then based on just one year’s worth of experience, but still… Amazing how those ancient Celts knew their stuff way back when.
Additionally, per the Gaelic Calendar, today is the first day of the new Celtic year. Happy Celtic New Year!