10 Fun Facts about Spring

Rosalie Boyd, Reporter

Spring offers renewal, hope and outdoor activity. Here are some tidbits about this season.

When it’s spring in the northern hemisphere, it will be autumn in the southern hemisphere.

Spring holidays include April Fools’ Day, Easter, Passover, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Tornadoes are the most common in spring.

The first day of spring is called vernal equinox, with 12 hours of daylight and darkness.

Spring arrives almost every March 20 or 21 but sometimes March 19.

The first spring flowers are lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils and dandelions.

In the southern hemisphere, springtime lasts from Sept. 20-21 until Dec. 20-21.

During the spring, birds are more vocal as they sing to attract mates and ward away rivals.

In the Southern Hemisphere, spring time lasts from August until November.

Spring officially switches to summer June 20-21.