l’equinizio d’autunno

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression l’equinizio d’autunno, which means Fall equinox. The Fall equinox signifies that day and night are both approximately 12 hours each, according to timeanddate.com.

This year the Fall equinox is Saturday, 22 September 2018.

Ogni 22 settembre*, durante l’equinozio di autunno, mia madre ripete sempre le stesse parole: “Finalmente le giornate si accorciano e comincia a fare più fresco, amo l’autunno!”

Every 22nd of September, during the Fall equinox, my mother always says repeats the same words: “Finally the days are shortening, and it is starting to get cooler, I love autumn!”

*Note that the Fall equinox typically falls on the 22nd, 23rd or 24th of September. The date tends to vary from year to year!