Let this be the first “Happy Harvest” wish. Did I hear you right, “Happy Harvest?" Now you are frantically searching your calendars, local newspapers, or turning to Google to find an actual holiday date, but I doubt you will find a specified day marked on your annual 365.
The term “Harvest” is not a holiday, but a season. Please do not get me wrong, it is still very well celebrated by all the local stores and communities, just not officially marked on our calendars, (e.g.: other than marking the September 21st solstice).
Celebrating every one of the four seasons is traditional. From grocery markets, to arts and craft stores, to community fairs and events … we celebrate each season as Mother Nature turns her calendar pages for us. Each locale has a time to celebrate with store fliers, newspaper articles, retail “sale” announcements and email blasts. It really comes down to IF you want to mark the seasons and to WHAT extent you wish to decorate for them.
Smart decorators often make the most of their time, effort, money and décor by merging seasonal and holiday celebrations. For example, the Fall or Autumn season can have similar decorations surrounding Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Fall and “Harvest”. One most people’s calendars this is anywhere from late-September until the end of November. You may see scarecrows, skeletons, black crows, bundles of hay, witches brooms, pumpkins, gourds and pilgrims all residing indoor and outdoor for over 2 months as major holidays are escorted in and out of the season.
A smart decorator can also add and take away from the core seasonal decorations with more “holiday-specific” decors to mark each holiday as it comes. Adding ghosts, goblins, figures of witches, black cats, cauldrons and skulls the last few weeks of October makes the most of one’s time and effort, then leaves little to tear-down and reinstall new decors for Thanksgiving’s iconic pilgrims, maize, gourds, turkeys and other festive decorations. The same methods can be achieved for the wintry season and set of holidays, making the most of one’s busy schedules and efforts.
So “Happy Harvest” everyone and enjoy the start of one of the best time’s of the year.
For Fall and Harvest Events in the local San Diego, CA area see the following sources:
Julian Apple Harvest (Julian, CA): http://www.sandiego.org/events/julian-apple-harvest.aspx
Harvest Festival Original Arts & Crafts Show (Del Mar, CA): http://www.harvestfestival.com/visitors/Shows/DelMar/Index.aspx
Fall Festivals, Parades and More (San Diego, CA): http://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego/festivals-parades-an...