Spring is finally here, and with it comes a whole array of fascinating facts and celebrations that many people may not know about. From unique holidays to natural phenomena, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the season of renewal and growth. As a blogger, I want to share five unusual facts and celebrations about spring that are sure to surprise and delight you.
Holi, the festival of colors
Holi is a Hindu festival that is celebrated in the spring. Known as the festival of colors, it involves throwing colored powder and water at each other in celebration of love, equality, and the arrival of spring. It’s a vibrant and joyous occasion that is enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.
Cherry Blossom festivals
Cherry blossom festivals are a popular springtime tradition in many parts of the world. These festivals celebrate the beauty of cherry blossoms, which typically bloom in late March or early April. Some of the most famous cherry blossom festivals take place in Japan, Washington D.C., and Vancouver, Canada.
Daylight Saving Time
In many countries, daylight saving time begins in the spring. This means that we set our clocks ahead one hour, giving us more daylight in the evenings. While this can take some getting used to, it’s a welcome change for many people who enjoy longer days and warmer weather.
The spring equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, marks the official start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It occurs on March 20 or 21 each year and is a time when day and night are roughly equal in length. Many cultures and religions have celebrated the spring equinox for centuries as a time of rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.
Morel Mushroom Hunting
For many people, spring is also the time to go mushroom hunting. One of the most sought-after mushrooms is the morel, a delicacy that grows in wooded areas and is usually found in April or May. Hunting for morels has become a popular pastime in many parts of the world, with enthusiasts spending hours searching for these elusive fungi.
It’s Spring! Great things happen in Spring. ~ Your Neighborhood Health Dealing Nutritionist & Chef ~ K
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