Skip to Content

Capitalizing Seasons

A thing I’ve noticed is that sometimes people capitalize the names of seasons: “It was the middle of Spring.”

Not quite. Seasons are normally considered common nouns, which means they aren’t capitalized in the middle of a sentence: “It was the middle of spring.”

Seasons are capitalized, though, when they are personified, that is, given person-like traits. If a season “does” something, for example, then it’s likely personified: “As Spring blew its soft breeze…”

If a season is personified, treat its name as a person’s name. So don’t put “the” before it (“Spring”, not “the Spring”), and don’t use it as an adjective directly (“Spring’s breeze,” not “Spring breeze”).