• The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox, which basically means that it is one of only two days each year when the sun passes directly over the equator. Supposedly on the vernal equinox, there are exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. However, scientists say this phenomenon usually occurs a few days ahead of the vernal equinox.
• The spring (vernal) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the autumnal (fall) equinox in the Southern Hemisphere (September 23rd) and vice versa. ‘Vernal’ is Latin for spring while ‘equinox’ is Latin for ‘equal night’.
• Easter is the chief holiday during the spring season. It is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the start of spring, generally between March 22 and April 25.
• Each year the president conducts an Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn. This is the 137th year since the tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. Each president has maintained the roll and this year, The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative is incorporated within the festivities.
• “Spring Fever”, according to medical experts, is more than just a mood. In fact, a person‘s body makeup often changes during spring because of variations in diet, physical activity, hormone production and temperature.
• Supposedly you can stand an egg on end during the vernal equinox, however it is said if you are patient enough you could stand an egg on end almost any day of the year.
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Have a wonderful spring season and like most of you, we too are ready to put this past winter behind us. Bring on the sun!