Facts about Spring

There are many facts we need to know about Spring. Some facts we may know, while others may be a surprise.

The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”

Holidays that occur in spring include Easter, Passover, April Fool’s Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and Holi (festival of colors in India).

The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.

She turned to the sunlight /And shook her yellow head / And whispered to her neighbor / 'Winter is dead.'

- A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young




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