Good bye cold weather, snowy days, winter jackets and gloves! Although Spring officially begins on March 20, we look forward to seeing you soon! Here are a few fun facts that might impress your friends, family and teachers!
The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox and almost always arrives on March 20 or 21.
On the first day of spring, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.
Holidays that occur in spring include Easter, Passover, April Fool's Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Mother'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.
The myth that it is possible to balance an egg on its end on the spring equinox is just that: a myth. Trying to balance an oval-shaped object on its end is no easier on the spring equinox than on any other day.
For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom, Japan's national flower, in March or April signals the start of spring.
During the spring, birds are more vocal as they sing to attract mates and warn away rivals.
Children actually grow faster in the spring than during other times of the year.
The early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the spring equinox.
Honeybees are more likely to swarm during the spring. Surprisingly, swarming honeybees are the most friendly they will ever be all year.
March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.
Q: Why couldn't the flower ride it's bike?
A: It lost its petals.
Q: What goes up when the rain comes down?
A: An umbrella.
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