Spring is a magical season as the sun starts shining again and flowers begin to bloom. No wonder so many places around the world celebrate the start of spring!
Oddly enough, the first day of spring is not on a specific date. Rather, it is on the first day of the vernal equinox, which means the first day that the sun shines for roughly 12 hours. For some countries, the first day of spring is a public holiday. This is the case for Japan, where most people will have the day off work to celebrate nature and living things after winter.
In China, children decorate eggs for this day. Because the sun passes directly over the equator on this day, it is said that an egg will be able to stand upright and if it does then that means good luck.
In India, they have a festival for the beginning of spring. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil. It is called Holi, meaning the festival of colors, and it is a tradition that people throw and smear each other with colored powders as a celebration.
There are so many diverse celebrations of the beginning of spring around the world, but a lot of them have a similar purpose: welcoming new life and good fortune.