Spring, summer, autumn, and winter are the seasons observed in most places around the world. India, however, observes six seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter, winter. In India, spring season starts from the mid of February and lasts till April. Spring is the season that is in between winter and summer during which temperatures gradually rise. In this time of year, days become longer and the weather better, warmer. At the spring season equinox, days and nights are approximately twelve hours long, with day time length increasing and night time length decreasing as the season progresses.
Spring season is called the king of seasons because, during spring, many cultural events take place and also weather becomes pleasant as it indicates a new commencement of life. In this season nature looks pretty with blooming varied colors of flowers, buzzing bees, and butterflies hovering over flowers for pollination. Spring breathes new life into the world around us. Such beauty of nature inspires poets to weave the words of nature in poetic form.
The spring season is also good for human life. During winter people get depressed due to cold and heavy snow. But in the spring season, people enjoy outdoor activities, fresh air, and warming sun rays. Such a pleasant atmosphere positively impacts human health and their minds. Lots of vegetables are available in spring, hence vegetable shops look beautiful. So we can taste lots of different flavors. Simultaneously, spring season helps to clean the dust off the tiredness of our body and mind. Winter makes us feel tired and spring brings excitement. Spring is nature's way of reminding us that every day is worthy of celebration. In India, different areas celebrate different festivals during spring seasons such as Holi, Baisakhi, Magh Bihu, Navroze, Ugadi, Gudi Padava, etc.
Simultaneously, there are also some consequences of the spring season. Spring has become a sensitive season. Sudden change in the environment also invites many diseases such as chickenpox, measles, etc. Therefore, extra preparation is required for your health to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the spring season. Due to globalization, spring is arriving earlier, winters are shorter, and the numbers of freezing days are declining. These changes affect the timing of many life cycle events.
While describing the spring season, there is one nice quote by one writer, “spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” It feels like a rebirth of the universe. The true beauty of spring nourishes our health and we forgot all the sorrows of life. Our hearts are full of excitement and joy. We enjoy this season by seeing the beautiful scenery everywhere. The song of birds, the fragrance of flowers, the greenery spread far and wide gives a lift to the mind.
Spring is so incomparable in itself that even the greatest sage could not stop himself from praising. Maharshi Valmiki has given a very beautiful description of spring in Ramayana. As well as lord Krishna has even mentioned spring season in Gita. Spring is another name for beauty, progress, and new age.
1. Why is the spring season considered to be a new beginning?
Spring is the period between the spring equinox and the summer solstice when the angle of Earth tilts toward the sun. These are special days when days and nights are almost equal. It starts from March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere and September 22 in the Southern Hemisphere. During this time fresh buds bloom, farmers and gardeners plant their seeds as the temperature slowly starts rising, animals become active and the earth seems to come to life again
2. How does spring season affect the plants and nature?
Plants and trees grow during the spring season. With the growth of new leaves we not only get a cool canopy to relax under but it also releases water back into the air through evapotranspiration and cools down the areas. More number of leaves results in more photosynthesis which means release of more oxygen in the process. This also means that carbon dioxide is pulled out of the atmosphere. Because of this, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere drops each spring and summer and brings a positivity in nature.
3. How does spring help us get our vitamins naturally?
We know that sunlight is important for our body as it produces vitamin D that keeps us healthy and our bones strong. During summer it is extremely difficult to go under the direct sun as it is usually too hot and it also causes tan. But during spring only need 10 minutes outside with a quarter of their bodies exposed to the spring sunshine can give you the needed amount of vitamin D.
4. What impact spring has on animals?
Many birds and animals migrate towards the south during the cold and return back to north as the temperatures rise. It was also found that the presence of birds around people helps in their mental health. Even animals consider spring to be a good season and reproduce the young ones because temperatures are warmer and food is plentiful. Animals like baby bunnies, chipmunks, ducklings, and other adorable animals are found in spring.