Ten Crazy Things You Never Knew About Spring

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. After months of hibernation, nature awakens from her slumber and comes alive. It’s truly a special time of year!

Here’s ten things about spring that will probably surprise you!

1. The word “spring” comes from the Old English springan

2. In Denmark, more than a million starlings gather into a single flock. Together, they create amazing, awe-inspiring shapes in the sky. The phenomenon is called sort sol (Danish for “black sun).

3. The first mention of the concept of Spring Cleaning occurred in Ancient Persia. The first month in their calendar was called Adukanaiša, which means “irrigation canal cleaning month.” The actual term “spring cleaning” in the domestic chores sense didn’t appear until 1843.

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