A period of warm weather following a cold spell or a hard frost, Indian summer can occur between St. Martin’s day (November 12) and November 20. Although there are different dates for its occurrence, for more than 200 years the almanac has adhered to the saying "if all saints’ brings out winter, St. Martin’s brings out Indian Summer." as for the origin of the term, some say that it comes from the early Native Americans, who believed that the condition was caused by a warm wind sent from the court of their southwestern god, Cautantowwit

 

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