We feel like we say this every year, but wow this winter has been a long one. We’ve cycled through our entire collection of sweaters at least ten times. And our snow boots are pretty much fused to our feet now. Needless to say, we’re more than ready to thaw out in the spring sun.
Luckily, we don’t have to wait much longer to do so. This coming Monday, March 20th, marks the vernal equinox (AKA the first day of spring). It’s time to break out the flower crowns and sun dresses because warm weather is about to flood our hemisphere.
This girl’s got the right idea. One iced coffee to go, please!
But more importantly, this equinox means life is about to get a whole lot sunnier! Brighter! Happier! The winter doldrums will affect us no more! Do you hear us, winter? No more!
And if you ever wondered where the “egg” thing started in regards to celebrating spring and Easter — not to point fingers, but you can blame almost all of our ancient ancestors. In most ancient societies, eggs represented cyclical rebirth and creation. Like the Christmas tree, the egg symbol was combined with the Christian holiday of Easter later down the road, but was originally used to celebrate the spring equinox.
Like those who celebrate Easter, modern pagans still decorate eggs to celebrate the vernal equinox. So if you’re a fan of dyeing eggs, knock yourself out on Monday!
But hey, when it comes to celebrating the warm air and long days, you do you! Maybe begin a new tradition of taking a walk with friends through your favorite park. Or hang a “Welcome Back” banner across your front door to welcome spring back into our hemisphere. The celebration options are endless.
Enjoy your Monday and give our old pal Vernal Equinox a high five because she’s pretty awesome.