Happy Spring!

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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