How 15 Countries Around the World Celebrate the Start of Spring #infographic

How 15 Countries Around the World Celebrate the Start of Spring #infographic

The equinox in Spring is a season for new beginnings. It is a time when many cultures are stopping to appreciate the little things, to thank the earth for their offerings, and to welcome the new season of growth. This infographic visualizes rituals of the spring equinox in 15 countries around the world. Although some of these countries find the spring equinox to be the beginning of their new year, others take off in some truly spectacular ways on the first day of spring, from setting snowmen on fire to hitting each other with water to consuming huge amounts of eggs. These countries definitely know how to get going in the morning!

The Sechseläuten, meaning "the six o'clock ringing of the bells," is the spring festival in Zurich that marks the day when the work day would begin to end at 6, instead of 5, thanks to the extra hours of sunlight from spring. The day was celebrated by burning a snowman's figure called the Böögg, reflecting winter driving and spring welcome. It's also said these days that burning the Böögg is a way for the people of Zurich to forecast the weather for the coming season. The sooner the flames hit his ear, the better the weather is forecast to be that season.

How 15 Countries Around the World Celebrate the Start of Spring #infographic


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