At the beginning of September, children go back to school. Some of them are happy about this and some are not! The parents are usually happy though because it’s difficult to find things for the children to do all summer. Schools have had six weeks’ holiday or even longer. Primary school children have a new teacher. Eleven-year-old children start secondary school and this is a big change for them. Universities start later in the month or even in October.
The start of the month is often still warm, like summer, but then the weather begins to change. Days are usually cooler, there is more wind and rain, and it gets dark earlier every day. The 22nd or 23rd is officially the first day of autumn.
Some schools and village churches have a Harvest Festival. This means people celebrate the farmers collecting the food from the fields. Sometimes churches and schools collect food for poor families.
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