It’s no surprise that the results are in, and Rasmussen™ Reports finds that 33% of American adults name spring as their favorite season. And why not? The weather is great, trees are budding, and spring flowers like tulips are finding their way out of the winter ground. That perfect time of the year to put a little spring in your step.
Here are a few facts about this favorite season:
- The first day of spring in 2023 is March 20.
- The first day of spring is known as the vernal equinox. In Latin, the word vernal means “spring,” and equinox means “equal night.
- The spring equinox is one of only two times during the year when the sun rises in the east and sets in the west – the other being the fall equinox.
- If you were to stand on the equator during either the spring or fall equinox, you would see the sun pass directly over the top of your head.
- At the North Pole, the spring equinox marks the start of six months of uninterrupted daylight. At the South Pole, the spring equinox marks the start of six months of darkness.
So, there’s a bit of truth to that little spring in your step this time of year. Scientists believe that longer days cause people to be more active, creative, and happy.