Yesterday was All Saints Day, a cross-quarter holiday (halfway between the equinox and the solstice). It was once considered the beginning of winter based on the length of days. However, temperatures lag behind the travels of the Sun and winter is now considered to start at the time of the solstice when days are the shortest, so we are still “officially” in autumn.
Rumor has it that in the past, the dawning of All Saints Day with its parade of pious people put an end to the revelries, hauntings, and fun of the spirits that were loosed on Halloween. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it?