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Evening in Parambikkulam, Kerala, India

Evening is the time of the day between daytime and night or between sunset and bedtime.[1] The precise definition is controversial, but it is often considered to start around 6 PM and to last until nighttime or bedtime.[2] Social and family activities are often held during this time, such as supper or more formal social gatherings and entertainment, such as parties, in particular dance parties. Sometimes, time after the sun has already set is also called "evening" if these activities are ongoing.

The word is derived from the Old English ǣfnung, meaning "dusk falling, the time around sunset".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ OED entry at evening.
  2. ^ a b "Definition of evening in English". Oxford Dictionaries. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 

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