Do You Know Why March 20th is Called ‘The First Day of Spring…Fun Facts?
The first day of spring is also called the vernal equinox. “Vernal” and “equinox” are Latin terms meaning “spring” and “equal night”
First Day of Spring--Above and Below the Equator
The vernal equinox, which occurs on March 20 or 21 each year and signals the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, is also the autumnal equinox—the first day of autumn—in the Southern Hemisphere. Conversely, the autumnal equinox in the north, which occurs in late September, is the first day of spring south of the equator.
· If you were standing on the equator during either the vernal or autumnal equinox, you would see the sun pass directly overhead, the only two times in the year when that is true.
· The two equinoxes are also the only times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.
· In spring, the Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather that causes plants to bring forth new growth.
· When I was younger, I believed that you could stand an egg on its end and it would stay. I am sure we used to try this at school. I wonder now if this is a myth. Has anyone tried this?
· My mom used to tell me this was the day that the Easter Bunny starting getting ready to deliver his baskets? Interesting urban legend?
· This day is also considered the dying off of winter and the rebirth of the spirit of spring. I like this legend and it is a positive belief.
I love spring as the birds come home and all the trees and flowers bloom and make me happy. Do you like to see Spring come?
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