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When does summer end? Back to school? Labor Day? Or the fall equinox?

August 20, 2018

When does summer end? Back to school? Labor Day? Or the fall equinox?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When is summer over?

In Northeast Ohio, do you call it quits when the kids head back to school this week? Or are you a traditionalist, bookmarking the season by Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends? Or are you a stickler for official calendar dates, and holding out until the fall equinox on Sept. 21?

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I’d like to hold on to summer as long as the weather is warm and sunny. (Remember the record-setting six-day streak of 90 degrees last September?)

But the city pools get drained after Labor Day. Kids start playing soccer games every Saturday. And while you can still cool off at the beach and host a barbecue with your neighbors, the stores are pushing clambakes rather than burgers.

Rumor has it that Starbucks is going to release its Pumpkin Spice Latte Aug. 28.

To me, summer ends on Labor Day. I put away my white jeans and my Lily Pulitzer pinks.

But I’ll wear my flip-flops until my toes get cold.

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