Sayings about the Weather
Contributed by Turathuna Bethlehem University on 23.01.2007:
The following are current sayings connected with the weather. They contain a clear idea about climatic conditions throughout the year. They also contain pieces of advice for farmers and travelers:
1- January: Between the two Kanuns (December and January) do not travel, Oh you miserable man.
2- February: February the Striker, he climbs and strikes, but
the scent of summer is in it.
3- March: In March flowers blossom.
4- April: A drop in April is worth every stream that flows.
5- May: In May carry your sickle and raid.
6- June: In June the maize turns into bamboo.
7- July: In July water in the water jar boils.
8- August: In August pick the grapes fearlessly.
9- September: In September oil flows in olives.
10- October: In October the season of grapes and figs is over.
11- November: Between October and November there is another summer.
12- December: The sun of December resembles a plague.
Other Sayings Connected With the Weather:
– If it is foggy in the early mornings carry your stick and travel.
– If it is foggy in the evening, look for a warm cave.
– When a halo surrounds the sun it goes round, but the halo of the moon indicates rain is near.
– If clouds pass by in the sky, receive the good tidings of a good winter.
– When the rainbow appears, rain stops.
– On the feast of Ludd (St. George) plough and carve (the land). (Ludd is the name of a town.)
– Between Epiphany and Christmas do not travel Oh, wise man.
– At Christmas the cold greatly increases.
– At Epiphany half the cold dives (disappears).
Source:”Bethlehem, The Immortal Town” by Giries Elali