Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ (Robin Williams), so here are some fun Spring facts and sunny tunes to get your Spring shindigs started!
Did you know…
There are usually 12 equal hours of daylight and darkness the day before the first day of Spring, hence the term vernal equinox (vernal = Spring, equinox = equal night).
Children grow faster in Spring! The extra sun and outdoor activities they are exposed to give them this extra boost.
Spring Fever really exists! If you’ve ever noticed a burst of energy on a warm day following a cold spell, you’ve got Spring Fever!
It is rumoured that 31 August (vernal equinox) is the only day you can stand a raw egg on its end!
Stonehenge in England marks the position of the rising sun on vernal equinox.
Spring Fever: Elvis Presley
Celtic New Year: Van Morrison
Spring Affair: Donna Summer
Waiting for the Sun: The Doors
Spring Rain: The Go-Betweens
Some Other Spring: Billie Holiday
The First Days of Spring: Noah and the Whale
You Can Never Hold Back Spring: Tom Waits
And while most of us are celebrating winter’s retreat, it is wise to consider the words of British poet Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672).
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
A big thank you to our work placement student Olivia Davies for putting this one together.