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Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving 2024 Countdown and Guide

Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving 2024 Countdown


How many days until Autumn & Halloween 2024? 

Do you often ask yourself, "How long until Autumn?", "How many more days until October 1st?", "How long left until Halloween 2024?" If the answer is yes, I've got you covered with ultimate countdowns to these events and a cozy guide to Autumn aesthetics. 

On this page also answer some questions like: why are some people (including myself) so obsessed with this season? I'm a lifelong Fall lover, who has built her entire life and business on the topic of coziness (especially Autumn!) and I'm excited to share everything with you today!

For many of us, Autumn and the BER months (SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER) are our favourite time of the year, when we embrace the cosiness and comforts of the season along with seasonal fun activities like visiting pumpkin patches, baking cinnamon rolls and of course, decorating our homes with Autumn and Halloween decor and candles. Btw, did you know that YR studio stock Autumn and pumpkin candles all year round?

I've made this page as your go-to destination for checking all the important dates around our favourite time of the year: the Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving countdowns. Whether you're a cosy Autumn girl or a spooky Halloween lover (you can be both!), I've got you covered! 

Countdown to the 1st of September 2024

Countdown to the 1st of September 2024


For the more advanced Autumn lovers—like myself—the 1st of September marks the unofficial end of Summer. It's the beginning of the BER months (SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER), the best time of the year. Children are going back to school, and millennials are returning to Hogwarts (aka re-watching movies and re-reading the Harry Potter books), sparking feelings of nostalgia and cosiness.

Shops put up their first autumnal knits, many home decor shops will already have plenty of Fall decor in stock, and our beloved symbols of the season - pumpkins - are maturing in our gardens and pumpkin patches. The weather is getting chillier, with the evenings shortening and the first cold breeze in the air. It’s the very beginning of the best time of the year, a full four months of cosiness and festivities—what's not to love?

September quote:
"The morning of the 1st of September was crisp and golden as an apple" - JK Rowling

Suggested candles for September:
"Autumn Mood" & "Cosy Reads"

How many days until September 2024?


Countdown to Autumn 2024 

Countdown to Autumn 2024


Autumn 2024 officially begins on September 22nd, and it's more than just a change in the calendar. It's a beloved season of vibrant Fall leaves, crisp air, cosy evenings with a book, and pumpkin-spiced everything - it's a season of the soul. On a spiritual level, it's a time of letting go, releasing what no longer serves us and looking inward. It’s a season that invites peaceful reflection, making it the favourite time of year for introverts and those who cultivate deep connections with nature.

If you haven't started yet, this is the high time to decorate your home for Autumn, bringing in beautiful hues of orange, gold, and copper, preparing ourselves for the coming cold of late Autumn and Winter months and making our homes warm and cosy havens.

Autumn Quote:
"It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon." - Sarah Addison Allen

Suggested candle for Autumn:
"Hello Autumn" & "Autumn Harvest"

How many days until Autumn 2024?

Countdown to October 2024

Countdown to October 2024

With October comes the heart of the Autumn season. For many, October 1st marks the beginning of the most beloved month of the year—the time when nature shows us its most beautiful face, gracing us with a spectacle of colourful falling leaves. The time is finally here to pick your pumpkins, carve jack-o'-lanterns, bake cinnamon rolls, and burn cosy seasonal candles that fill our homes with scents of cinnamon and pumpkin spice. The shops are full of Halloween decor: sparkly spider webs, black cats, cauldrons, skeletons, gravestones, and cackling witches, just to name a few.

In October, magic fills the air, making it such a remarkable month and definitely worth waiting and counting days for. As I grow older, I love seeing my children getting excited for Halloween just as I feel exactly the same, even though I'm 35 years old! Thankfully, the magic of October and Halloween doesn’t wear off with age.

October Quote:
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L. M. Montgomery

Suggested candle for October:
Pumpkin Spice + "Sweater Weather"

Countdown to Halloween 2024

Countdown to Halloween 2024


Halloween, celebrated on October 31st and also known as All Hallows' Eve, is the night when the veil between the world is the thinnest and for one night, the souls of our ancestors are free to roam our world. Traditionally, Jack-o'-lanterns are placed on windowsills and doorsteps to guard our homes' thresholds from unwanted spirits.

For many, Halloween is the culmination of the Autumn season, a night of fun and indulgence. We get dressed in Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating. In my home, once the children are in bed, adults cosy up on the sofa, eat leftover pizza, and watch a spooky movie. This has been our tradition for many years, a perfect mix of spooky vibes of All Hallows' Eve and cosiness of the Autumn season.

Halloween Quote:
"When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween."

Suggested candle for Halloween:
Cinnamon Pumpkin + Apple Pumpkin Cider

How many days until Halloween 2024?

Countdown to Thanksgiving 2024

Countdown to Thanksgiving 2024


Thanksgiving is a heartfelt holiday celebrated on November 28, 2024. It's a time for gratitude, family, friends, and, of course, delicious food. This day prompts us to reflect on what we're thankful for and to enjoy a special meal with loved ones. As Thanksgiving falls at the end of November, it is also a beautiful way to close the Autumn season and enjoy the last moments of Autumn's beauty before trees let go of the last colourful leaves and we move on to December and Christmas festivities.

Thanksgiving Quote:
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.”

Suggested candles for Thanksgiving:
"Cosy & Warm" & "Hygge"


What is Autumn Aesthetic?

The Autumn aesthetic encompasses everything that defines Fall: colours, sights, smells, sounds, and feelings associated with the season of Autumn. We can dress, decorate our homes, create art, cook, and more, all in line with Autumn aesthetics. Whenever you see people mentioning Autumn Aesthetic (including myself, as I do it a lot in my videos and writings), they refer to the points I'm mentioning below.

However, there are no hard rules. You create your own Autumn aesthetic, and it should encapsulate all the things that make YOU feel safe, warm, and comfortable. I have listed the most popular colours, scents, tastes, etc., of Autumn, but please remember these are just rough guides, not rules.

Feeling of Autumn:

Autumn is the time of warmth, cosiness, and gentleness. Fall is peaceful, kind, and a little nostalgic, being the last season before the silence of Winter, inspiring reflection and thankfulness. For me, Autumn feels like a soft blanket around my shoulders and a warm pumpkin spice latte in my hand.

Colour Palette:

Warm oranges, intense reds, hues of brown, and rustic gold, inspired by changing leaves and the natural world around us. For Halloween, we also include black, shades of purple, acid green, and lots of glitter!

Symbols of Autumn:

The ultimate symbols of Autumn are the beloved orange pumpkins and colourful Autumn leaves, closely followed by ripe apples, cosy jumpers, steaming mugs of hot beverage, and flickering candles.

Movies & Books for Autumn

Autumn is a time when we spend more time indoors, enjoying our cosy living rooms and book nooks. It is also a time when many of us reach for cosy books and re-watch favourite movies and TV shows. In early Autumn, the top picks are "Gilmore Girls", "Harry Potter", and "Practical Magic" (I actually haven't watched it, but it's one of the most popular movies among the Autumn community), and for me, also "You've Got Mail" with the amazing Meg Ryan and young Tom Hanks. As we enter October, many of us reach for darker books and movies: cosy mysteries, thrillers, and even horrors are popular choices to evoke that spooky Halloween feeling. My favourite books in this vibe are "The Coffin Path" by Katherine Clements and "The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill (The movie with Daniel Radcliffe is good too!).

Sounds of Autumn:

The rustling of dry leaves, the crackling of a fireplace, the whistling of a kettle, the flipping of the pages of a book, and rain gently pattering on the window are what we associate with Autumn. You can find many ambiance videos on YouTube that include these sounds, perfect to play in the background while you relax, read, work, study, clean, etc.

Taste of Autumn:

The very first things that come to my mind are pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. These two delicious treats perfectly showcase the real taste of Autumn - cosy, comforting, warming. When it comes to savoury delights, pumpkin soup, freshly baked bread, all sorts of stews, and of course chilli (check out Andrei's recipe for an Easy Pumpkin Chilli) are warming and nourishing meals, perfect for the colder months of the year.

Smell of Autumn:

As a candle maker, I'm very focused on scents and the feelings they evoke. For our customers, Autumn smells like cinnamon, pumpkin spice, homemade jams, freshly harvested apples, and baked goods straight from the oven. Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar are just a few of the beloved Autumn spices, together with pumpkins, apples, fresh bread, and raisins, summarise the comforting scent of Autumn.

Why are People so Obsessed with Autumn?

You might wonder why this countdown to Autumn page even exists? Why are people so obsessed with Autumn, counting down weeks and days until the colder months? I get these questions all the time on my social media. I enjoy all seasons, living in tune with nature, but despite that, I start countdown posts as early as April because it gives me comfort and joy, and I can spread these feelings to my viewers and customers.

I have had several of these posts go viral and received countless sour comments from people who just don't understand us. That's OK, I forgive them because they are not aware of what they are missing :)

The Reasons Why People Crave Autumn in Summer

From the body point of view: Summer and its heat, especially if you live in a hot part of the world, can be very difficult to take, especially for extended periods of time, so the cooler weather and promise of rain are a welcome respite for many people, who physically feel better in the milder temperatures.

I pride myself on having viewers from all around the globe, and I know that many of them live in places where Autumn doesn't really exist, and experiencing the beauty (and temperatures) of New England or UK Autumn is something they dream about. The same goes for e.g., my American friends who live in California or Florida - the milder temperatures are often why they choose Autumn as their favourite season.

From our mind point of view: Believe it or not, but Autumn has many psychological benefits. Summer is traditionally a time of extroversion when we are encouraged to go out and socialise. It's a lovely and highly recommended thing to do... unless you are an introvert and a homebody. This might make you feel out of your comfort zone and drain you of energy. Autumn, in opposition, is a time of home comforts and quiet walks in nature, that are much more in line with your personality.

Autumn is a season of quiet reflection, nostalgia, and thankfulness, which triggers feelings of peace, comfort, and cosiness. We tend to nest in our homes, surround ourselves with cosy candles, warm blankets, and Autumnal decor, that give us the feeling of safety and content that cannot be found anywhere else.

Also for many people, it's simply a lifestyle choice - and it should be respected, the same way you don't comment on someone's food or outfit choices.

SAD in Summer: Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder Affecting Autumn and Halloween Enthusiasts

One more reason why so many people around the world love Autumn so much is because they get reverse SAD in Summer. Many people don't even realise it. Despite it being a fairly new and not that well researched disorder, it affects many people around the world.

The medical term for SAD is Seasonal Affective Disorder - a condition caused by a lack of sunlight, changes in our biological clocks, serotonin, and melatonin levels which affect our mood. In more direct words: people get sad and depressed in Autumn and Winter due to darkness and cold.

What if I tell you that many Autumn lovers struggle with reverse SAD? It's Spring and especially hot Summer days that cause them to feel down, while cooler, darker days of Autumn fill their hearts with happiness and their bodies with serotonin - the hormone of happiness.

Research suggests that high temperatures might play a role in reverse SAD, making people lack energy and feel unmotivated. Psychiatrist and professor Norman Rosenthal from Georgetown University was the first person who described the term "Seasonal Affective Disorder", says that the drop in temperature can be calming for those people, who find the Summer heat oppressive and unpleasant.

A Few Notes on the Countdowns:

The countdown clocks are based on London time, so if you live in a different time zone, there might be a small difference in hours until the events. Despite this, the countdowns to Autumn and Halloween are still relevant and will give you a good idea of how long more until your favourite time of the year and holidays.

I hope this page will give you comfort and a fuzzy feeling inside every time you visit to check the days until September, October, Thanksgiving, etc. I will keep on sharing my cosy content and spreading the joy of Autumn, so make sure you check out my blog and YouTube channel.

Warm hugs,