The days are longer during this spring time because the earth’s axis is tilted towards the sun and it is away from it during winters.
The spring and fall equinoxes are the only two times in the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.
Before it was called spring, the season was known as Lent or Lenten.
In the Southern Hemisphere, this equinox marks the start of the fall season. That means in Australia, they’re having fall right now!
Easter is the main festival celebrated during this season. It falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the start of spring.
Every year the US president conducts an Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878 and the practice has been followed by every president since then.
Spring flowers that are typical to the season are daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris and lilacs.
During this season, many give their home a deep cleaning, which is called spring cleaning. The earliest known use of the term was in 1857.
One often gets “spring fever” during this time as the human body is trying to adapt to temperature change and variations in diet.
Now that you know some of the fun stuff I discovered about this time of year, I’d like to know what makes this season special for you. Let me know.