Spring Traditions

by Emma Weaver

  • In February, some people listen for the sound of the Lark, which is the sign of good luck and good weather
  • At 1:46 PM on March 21st, Spring officially starts. It’s called the Vernal equinox, when the sun crosses over the equator, and when night and day are equal in time.
  • On May 1st, some cultures celebrate May day, in which food, drinks and dancing are present. Some cultures celebrate it because it’s so close to international workers day, but others celebrate it because it’s said to be a day without stress.
  • Spring cleaning is a way for Americans to “Free the winter blues”. People clean their house from top to bottom, and normally spend a few days on it.
  • Yard sales are common around spring time because so many people are doing spring cleaning, and need to get rid of some things.
  • Trout fishing is something many Americans do for fun or for sales.
  • Cherry blossom festivals between the United States and Japan.
  • Rodeos and outside festivals.
  • Spring fitness is something many Americans do because they want to get back in shape for summer
  • Planting new flowers and plants is a spring tradition where Americans plant plants to “show spring how to get here”
  • April Fool’s day is not only celebrated in the United States, but in France as well. On April 1st, people in France beware of pranksters, and not just the ordinary toothpaste oreos either. They take pranking to a whole new level by duct taping cars, and much more. In France, it’s actually called, “The fish of April”
  • In spring people generally wear bright colors to show the apporce of brighter days.
  • Mardi Gras is typically celebrated around the being of spring because of old French traditions, which people have added onto to make what is know as Mardi Gras now-a-days.
  • Easter egg dying is a big tradition for spring, it’s also fun too.

SOURCES

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/ten-springtime-traditions-an/24587905

http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/a-history-of-spring-traditions.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

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