Celebrating the Spring Equinox
The Spring Equinox for 2022 lands on March 20th in the Northern Hemisphere, transitioning us into longer days and shorter nights, also symbolizing the official start of Spring.
Around the world, there are beautiful Spring Equinox celebrations (Ostara, Hori, Purim) as well as cultural nods to the seasonal change. TIny little things we can do to welcome the new chapter and adjust ourselves and our homes.
I love these traditions and especially enjoy finding ways to show my kids how to live more seasonally and intune into our Earth’s rhythms.
I’ve gathered up some ideas for us while ringing in the new season.
Spring Equinox Ideas
- Open a window the night of the equinox, to let in the fresh air
- Burn sage through your house to cleanse the energy and reset the tone of your home. I like to say a prayer and affirmation for each room
- Make flower crowns
- Sow seeds or plant flowers
- Go on a picnic
- Soak in a flower bath of dried petals and epsom salts
- Have a spring feast incorporating eggs, peas, flowers, berries, spinach and lamb
- Make and hang a pretty wreath on your door
- Have a bonfire the night before the equinox to bid farewell to the darker days
- Decorate hallowed eggs for decor for the upcoming Easter festivities
The act of celebrating new seasons is one that grounds us. It brings us back to the present and opens up our awareness to the passing time and the beauty of what we stand before – in this case, a new season full of light and warmth.
The Spring Equinox is an event that could go totally unnoticed, but one that I think honors the earth and her rebirth each year. Spring is all about beginning again – starting fresh, trying new things. Plants don’t bloom absolutely every day – and most need the winter to sleep, leaving spring to come as the awakening and rebirth.
I hope you find fun ways to honor this season and yourself, but above all… to garden.