Some of the best ways to celebrate spring include spending time outdoors at a place like a national park, hosting a spring-cleaning party, or attending a yoga class.
Spring has finally arrived! The singing of birds, the soft rustling of leaves, and the lovely aroma of blooming flowers fills the air. Put on Chopin’s Spring Waltz and let’s celebrate spring, shall we?
In the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox, also known as the spring equinox, marks the beginning of spring. One distinguishing feature of this magical era is the virtually identical duration of day and night. The spring equinox ushers in a spirit of renewal and growth, so it’s only proper to celebrate spring and the new beginnings and the season’s natural beauty it ushers in.
Clearly, spring is a means of shaking off the winter doldrums and embracing the fresh season. There are several ways to celebrate spring, with its warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days. Here are a few suggestions for making the most of this splendid season.
According to a recent CNN Travel story, visiting a national park is one of the best ways to celebrate spring. There are almost 400 national parks in the United States alone, so there are many options to get outside and enjoy the season’s natural beauty. Many popular possibilities include hiking in Yosemite, camping in Yellowstone, or enjoying a picturesque drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
You could also celebrate Ostara, an old pagan holiday, to mark the spring equinox. According to the Outdoor Apothecary, Ostara is a celebration of fresh beginnings, fertility, and rebirth and is generally connected with the entrance of spring.
One of the author’s favorite ways to mark Ostara and celebrate spring is to prepare a feast for the family. They prefer to provide traditional Easter delicacies and spring favorites like deviled eggs, quiche, hot cross buns, and lavender and lemon shortbread. The author purifies the environment before the dinner by burning sage and requests that everyone unplug while dining.
Indeed, there are many more ways to celebrate spring than going to national parks or participating in pagan ceremonies. For instance, you could:
Attend a Yoga Class
Yoga is a terrific way to connect with your body and mind, and it may be beneficial during times of transition, such as the beginning of a new season. Celebrate spring by searching for yoga sessions with regeneration, development, and change themes.
Venture into the Green Outdoors
Spring is a great time to try something new outside, like kayaking, rock climbing, or watching birds. Search for local support groups or workshops to get you started.
Host a Spring-Cleaning Party
Celebrate spring by organizing a spring cleaning party. Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore! Have a spring-cleaning party with your friends and family. Bring on some music, make some snacks, and work together to clean up those dusty nooks and untidy closets.
Fresh Finds: Celebrate Spring with Local Farmers Markets
Spring is the season of fresh vegetables, and there’s no better place to discover them than at a farmer’s market. Find local markets and try some of the season’s best foods, like strawberries, asparagus, and artichokes, to celebrate spring.
Whichever way you celebrate spring, remember to take some time to appreciate the beauty of the season and the opportunity for growth and regeneration it provides. There are many ways to enjoy this colorful time of year, such as going to a national park, taking part in a pagan ceremony, or just taking a walk in the park.