As I was sitting in the Dentist chair this morning I learned about a common belief, here, in El Salvador. I did not know if this belief fell under Folklore or something like an Old Wives Tale but as I read the definition of folklore I believe this falls under that category. An Old Wives' Tale is a type of an urban legend, which is generally passed down by Old Wives to a younger generation. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_wives'_tale). On the contrary, Folklore consists of culture, including stories, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs and so forth within a particular population compromising the traditions (including oral traditions) of that culture, subculture, or group. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folklore)
So the common belief is when there is a strong tremor/earthquake that means the seasons will change. We have been in rainy season since May which is considered winter. Usually, once October hits there is no more rain and it is sunny, cool, and super windy which is Summer time. So we had a 5.0 earthquake on September 30 and exactly since that date the climate has been drastically different. The Dentist that I went to see said she was at her mother's home and after the earthquake her mom said, "Well, winter is over."