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20 Facts About Spring

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Here are some interesting facts about spring.

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Persephone, the Greek goddess is a symbol of spring. Report Abuse
Hades kidnapped Persephone and tricked her into eating some of the food of the underworld. For this, Persephone had to spend part of the year in Hades. Each year when Persephone returned to earth, her mother Demeter allowed the earth to blossom.
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The word vernal means spring. Report Abuse
When it is spring in the US, it is autumn in Australia.
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Tornadoes happen more often in the spring. Report Abuse
Those of us who live in Tornado Alley know this fact well.
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Equinox means equal night. Report Abuse
This is because the sun is positioned above the equator which makes day and night almost equal in length all over the world.
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During spring, the Earth’s axis tilts towards the sun. Report Abuse
This is why the days get longer and warmer.
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Those who allergies usually have more problems in the spring. Report Abuse
This is due to the dust, pollen, grass, weeds, and trees which become more active at this time of the year.
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Spring tides happen when the sun and moon are on the same side of the earth. Report Abuse
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You also cannot balance a broomstick on its end during the spring equinox. Report Abuse
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It is not easier to balance an egg on its end during the equinox. Report Abuse
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The ancient Mayans performed sacrifices during the spring equinox. Report Abuse
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Spring follows winter and comes before summer. Report Abuse
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1.5 million students celebrate spring by going on Spring Break. Report Abuse
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This results in billions of dollars for retailers and the economy!
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The Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly East towards the sunrise on the vernal equinox. Report Abuse
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Spring is symbol of rebirth for many cultures. Report Abuse
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The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. Report Abuse
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Spring usually occurs during the months of March, April, May in the northern hemisphere. Report Abuse
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Children grow faster in the spring. Report Abuse
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The spring equinox doesn't always happen on the same day. Report Abuse
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Birds who migrate in the winter come home in the spring. Report Abuse
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Hibernating animals wake up in the spring. Report Abuse
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