Spring Fun Facts

  • First Day of Spring almost always arrives on March 20 or 21, but sometimes on the 19th. The reason for the dates varying is that the equinoxes and solstices don’t always come on the same day. The reason is that Earth doesn’t circle the sun in exactly 365 days all of the time.

  • Springtime holidays include Easter, Passover, April Fool’s Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Cinco De Mayo.

  • The early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the spring equinox.

  • Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox.

  • 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.

  • According to Greek myth, the return of spring coincides with the return of Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, who is the goddess of plants and fertility.

  • Children actually grow faster in the spring than during other times of the year

  • If you stand on the equator today, you would see the sun pass directly overhead. It only happens twice a year in spring time and autumn.

  • Benjamin Franklin first proposed Daylight Saving Time in 1784.

  • Spring fever is not just a saying, it’s an actual thing. Experts say the body’s makeup changes due to different diets, hormone production and temperature. Wow, who knew?

    Happy Springtime!

Tiffany
Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~
Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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