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The Holidays and Celebrations of Spring


A look at some of the Holidays, Festivals and Celebrations of the Season of Spring.


Northern Hemisphere:
March - June

Horoscope / Zodiac Signs:
Aries, Taurus, Gemini



Ostara (Wiccan)

Celebrated: March 20
This Wiccan fire and fertility festival marks the beginning of spring.



Aries

Observed: March 21- April 20
Aries, the Ram, is the first astrological sign of the Zodiac.



Naw-Ruz (Bahái)

Celebrated: March 21
The New Year in the Baha'I faith, fixed in accordance to the beginning of the spring equinox.



Easter (Christian)

Celebrated: March / April
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, whose death was observed on Good Friday. One of the most important days of the Christian calendar.

More info: Easter on the Net
Related: Palm Sunday, Good Friday



Passover (Jewish)

Celebrated: March / April (according to Hebrew calendar)
The 8 day observance commemorates the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II.

More info: Passover on the Net



Earth Day (US)

Celebrated: April 22
Earth Day is a day to both celebrate the environmental victories of the past and to reflect on the many remaining opportunities for improvement.

More info: Earth Day on the Net



May Day (Global)

Celebrated: May 01
This holiday has ancient roots in pagan religions and today has political overtones as well; Worker's Day is commemorated on May Day in 140 countries around the world.



Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

Celebrated: May 05
Commemorating the Mexican Battle of the Puebla, AKA the 5 de Mayo, which is often erroneously equated with Mexican Independence. The holiday is interestingly more popular today in American than in Mexico. Local celebrations include dances and other cultural performances.



Mother's Day (US)

Celebrated: 2nd Sunday in May
A day to not only honor your Mother, but all women who have acted as a mother figure in your life - whether as Stepmothers, Aunts, Grandmothers, or "Big Sister."

More info: Mother's Day on the Net



Memorial Day (US)

Observed: Last Monday in May
A day to remember and honor those who have died in service of their country. Considered unofficial beginning of summer.

More info: US Federal Holidays - Memorial Day








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A Celebration of the Season of Summer
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Holidays and Celebrations of Autumn


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