ー英会話講師の英語日記ー 札幌英会話スクールSTEP UP（札幌駅、大通駅徒歩５分）
The dog days
We’re entering the “dog days” of summer. These are the hot, sultry days of summer’s peak temperatures – usually the hottest and most uncomfortable period of the year. But why “dog days”?
The ancient Greek and Romans noticed that during these hot months, the rising star Sirius (the Dog Star) could be seen in the night sky next to the constellation Orion. It is the brightest star in the sky during this time, so these people associated the Dog Star with the terrible heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy and even bad luck. This tradition of referring to hot summer days as The Dog Days of Summer has continued for centuries, and permeates contemporary culture now.
So remember to drink a lot of water during these oppressively hot days, and not to get angry at any dogs you may see as well ; )