First Day of Spring

March 1 — The first day of spring!

The most common definition of spring in the U.S. is:

  • the period of time between the spring equinox (March 21 this year) and the summer solstice (June 21 this year).

But there are other valid definitions as well:

  • The meteorological definition is based on weather. Spring by this definition is the months of March, April, and May. This makes a lot of sense, as we often have spring-like weather in early March, and early June is often more summer-like than spring-like.
  • The traditional Chinese definition of spring has the spring equinox in the middle of the season, so spring lasts from early February to early May.
  • The traditional Irish calendar has February, March, and April as spring.

So take your pick. I go with the meteorological definition.

Grace and Peace

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