I stand corrected.
TODAY is the first day of spring and we are having a potluck at work to prove it.
I thought it was the 21st, but I noticed Declan’s school had huge “FIRST DAY OF SPRING” letters drawn on March 22nd when I picked him up last night. Shame on me for trusting a SCHOOL for such matters. (Thanks Shelly, for not making too much fun of me! Obviously the seasons are yet another thing I don’t know jack about).
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Heck, I would have said the 22nd as well, had I not had the luxury of watching the news on the morning of the 20th. And of course, the weather segment is the only news I can really bear to watch!
I think it’s that “Spring” (the moment the sun passes over the Tropic of Cancer) is sometime during the 21st, which makes the 22nd the first FULL day of spring.
Plus, if it’s anything like the schools I’ve worked at, all holidays and celebrations are fungible. Let’s put ski week in May!
Well, according to the folks at the potluck, Spring emphatically started at 6pm Wed March 20th in Denver. So the 21st was the “1st full day of Spring.” I was about to get my ass kicked for even questioning it.
It’s not like a big bell rings and it is now spring. It’s not like ground hog day. Wait, it is kind of linked to ground hog day, but not exactly. Maybe a little. Do they screen the ground hogs who apply for that job? Is there some type of test they have to complete? Find the picture of the shadow from these 3 images…
the vernal equinox happened on the 21st, which makes the 22nd the first full day of spring.:)
Spring, huh? Tell that to the seven feet of snow on my front lawn.
OK, seriously – can I get a ruling on this? Does Mother Nature have an official web site somewhere??? 😉