Spring Equinox

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2024 Date20 March 2024
2025 Date20 March 2025

Beginning of Spring (Spring Equinox)

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Spring Begins History

The Beginning of Spring, also known as the Spring Equinox, symbolizes a time of balance and renewal. The equinox is characterized by nearly equal duration of daytime and nighttime, derived from the Latin words 'equi', meaning equal, and 'nox', meaning night. This natural phenomenon carries both scientific and cultural significance, serving as an essential marker for sowing and farming activities across various cultures, and holding sacred importance in many communities worldwide, due to its association with rebirth and rejuvenation.

The tradition of observing the Spring Equinox in Norway has roots entrenched in ancient cultures. Old Norse tradition associated the event with the feast of Ostara, a goddess symbolizing dawn and rebirth. This dovetails the broader perception of spring as a period of renewal after the harsh winter months. For Norwegians, the Spring Equinox represents more than merely a change in season; it symbolizes the revitalization of nature, the return of migratory birds, the blossoming of flora, and the resurgence of extended daylight hours; a stark contrast to the dark, bleak winter.

The observance of the Spring Equinox in Norway is typically subtle yet meaningful. As the day signifies the end of winter and the onset of spring, Norwegians embrace the outdoors, enjoying the receding snow, longer daylight hours, and the bloom of the first flowers of the year. People also engage in traditional feasts, with dishes that celebrate the new produce of the season. The Spring Equinox traditionally occurs around March 20 in Norway, marking the beginning of increasingly longer days and signaling the transition into the earth's annual rebirth.

Facts about Spring Begins

  • The First Day of Spring is also called the Vernal Equinox.
  • On the vernal equinox, the Sun crosses the equator into the Northern Hemisphere. This has the effect of making the days longer in the Northern Hemisphere until the Summer Solstice occurs.

Top things to do in Norway for the beginning of Spring

  • Visit a nursery and purchase seeds or plants.
  • Plan your flower beds and garden.

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