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Babye Leto in Russia
Morning frost

   Babye Leto in Russia. It is pretty cool in the morning. Photo by


The weather is warm and sunny, but in the morning it can be pretty cool

Babye Leto (Бабье лето) is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in September in Russia (2 weeks since September 14). It is a period of warm, sunny weather.
The term Babye Leto has been used for many centuries. It means Woman's Summer but not Summer of old ladies! Many years ago women in villages worked hard all the summer long. Only in September they may have a rest - a small summer holiday. They said "The weather is good just for women".

In Europe and North America there is an analogue of Babye Leto - 'Indian Summer'. But it is later, in November, when the leaves have turned or fallen down.