Say goodbye to winter, and hello to spring! The new season is right around the corner, and HollywoodLife.com has rounded up 5 key facts you need to know!
It’s been a cold winter, but it’s finally over! Spring has arrived, and it’s time for flowers and some fun in the sun. So, when is the first day of spring? HollywoodLife.com has that answer and more for you right here!
1. When is the first day of spring?
In 2016, spring is on Sunday, March 20. It’s the official day that marks winter is over! You can start bringing out your spring clothes — finally! But get ready for those pesky allergies!
2. What does spring equinox (a.k.a. the first day of spring) mean?
The spring equinox occurs when the center of the sun crosses the Equator, according to National Geographic. It’s also the only other time of the year, other than the fall equinox, when the sun rises due east and sets due west, Sky & Telescope magazine reports.
3. When is spring over?
Spring will last until June 20, which is the first day of summer. The season lasts exactly three months!
4. Celebrations are held around the world to celebrate the first day of spring.
The first day of spring also marks the Persian New Year, Nowruz. People in Iran, Kosovo, Turkey and more nations celebrate the New Year around the time of the spring equinox every year, according to Bustle. In Japan, the first day of spring, or Shunbun no Hi, is celebrated by having family reunions and visiting ancestral graves. The first day of spring this year is also the same day as World Storytelling Day.
5. So, when is Easter?
Easter Sunday will be held on March 27, exactly one week after spring starts. Good Friday will be on Friday, March 25.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for spring? Is it your favorite season? Let us know!