Do the Aussies and the South Africans and the Kiwis have harvest festivals in their fall season?
This city slicker knows of none apart from a quiet beer or two on the homestead verandah at the end of the day. Perhaps the northern harvest holidays just never got translated to the reverse seasons (and I never connected the time of Thanksgiving to harvests...). Instead, we celebrate Christmas as the strart of the summer shutdown, Boxing Day sales look like your Black Friday (although the shrinking world is changing that - sales are on now for us also!) and Easter is in autumn/fall.
Grain harvesting is happening now with bonus labour shortages as seasonal workers are restricted from interstate travel by the current covid measures.
Oh, and our backyard cherry tree is ripening!