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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SPRING PART 3


In China, the coming of spring coincides with celebrations for the Chinese New Year. The holiday falls on the first day of the first lunar month, in January or February.

According to tradition, if a groundhog does not see his shadow after emerging from his burrow on Groundhog Day (Feb 2nd, spring will come early; if he sees his shadow, winter will last for 6 more weeks. The day has its roots in the Neolithic Celtic festival of Imbolc, which marks a seasonal turning point and also involved animal prognostication.

For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom, Japan’s national flower, in March or April signals the start of spring.

The term “spring fever” refers to a both psychological and physiological symptoms associated with the arrival of spring, including restlessness, daydreaming, and increased sexual appetite. While the exact cause is unclear, scientists believe that increased light, more exercise, and more bare skin influence hormone levels.

According to Greek myth, the return of spring coincides with the return of Persephone, the daughter of Demeter, who is the goddess of plants and fertility.

In the Southern Hemisphere, springtime lasts from August until November.

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

The word “season” is from the Latin sationem meaning “sowing” or “seed time.”

While December is the most popular time to get engaged, late spring (June) and fall (September) are the most popular months to get married.

According to the National Association of Realtors, spring is the most popular season to sell/buy a house. Buyers are usually hesitant to move during the winter when the weather is colder and kids are in school. So, while there are lots of houses to choose from in the spring, property prices are at their highest then.

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3/22/2018, 9:15 am Link to this post PM MsJudy
 
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Spring fever
Sexual appetite
 Who knew that one. emoticon

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3/22/2018, 12:08 pm Link to this post PM bonmarjie
 
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Yes those are interesting facts. :thanku

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3/23/2018, 5:23 am Link to this post PM evamae5
 


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