10 Ways To Celebrate the 1st Day of Spring


The 2023 Spring Equinox happened today, March 20th, at 2:24pm PST in Vancouver. What this actually means is 2:24pm PST marked the moment that the sun crossed the Celestial Equator (an extension of the Earth’s equator) and begins to move north. You can’t see this invisible line, but if you look up at the sky you can almost feel that Spring has definitely sprung! Here are 10 ways you can celebrate the 1st day of Spring. 🌸

  1. Go for a walk. – Walking is always good for the heart, health and soul. The only thing that makes a walk better is going with someone you love, like friends, family or fur babies! πŸΎπŸ•πŸΎ
  2. Get dirt to start a garden. – Whether you are planting flowers or starting your very first herb or vegetable garden, prepping your garden and supporting a great growing season always starts with great dirt. πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŒΎπŸ₯•πŸŒ»
  3. Go bird watching. – This is a great past time. Especially if you are already out taking the dog for a walk. Birds abound all over the neighbourhood and all you need are your own two eyes! Tip: Early mornings are the best time to catch the larks and robins catching the worms 🐦
  4. Do some spring cleaning or a house cleanse. – Starting of the season with a fresh slate feels super good! It sets the tone for good vibes and happiness for the season to come. ✨🧹🫧✨
  5. Enjoy dinner by the fire. – It might be too cold for a picnic, but it’s the perfect time to relax outside by the fire while you eat dinner with your family and/or friends. So grab a blanket and some after dinner marshmallows and enjoy! πŸ”₯🍽️🍲πŸ”₯
  6. Watch the sunset. – Spanish Banks is my favorite place to watch the sunset, but you don’t have to go that far! You can step outside your door with a nice hot cup of cocoa and watch the sun go down. πŸŒ‡β˜•
  7. Buy a houseplant. – Bamboo, orchids or a bouquet of tulips make great gifts for friends, but when is the last time you bought a fresh bouquet of flowers for yourself? πŸͺ΄πŸŽ•πŸŽ•πŸŽ•πŸͺ΄
  8. Start working out. – Movement is life. You don’t need to lift weights or go running. Start a yoga journey, take up swimming or go for bike rides. Just get moving and do your body good! πŸ’ͺπŸ§˜πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸš΄
  9. Begin composting. – Most likely you do this already, but if you don’t, it’s so easy to do. I like to use a small garbage can with a secure closing lid. I put it right under my kitchen sink. To empty it I lift out the bucket that’s inside and take it out to compost! Tip: Reserve some peelings and egg shells to add to your dirt for gardening.🌱🌱🌱
  10. Meditate. – Light a stick of incense, a candle or enjoy some aromatherapy and close your eyes and breathe. This is the perfect time to reflect on seasons past, restore your thoughts and renew your intentions and release what no longer serves you. Give gratitude and embrace the new beginnings to come!πŸͺ·πŸ™πŸͺ·πŸ™πŸͺ·

*Photo Credit: Kyra Dawson: Take a walk in your neighbourhood and find the 1st buds of spring! 🌷

About Kyra Dawson

Kyra Dawson is an author, writer, creator of worlds and characters, and a weaver of fantasy stories. Some stories are here, some are there, and then there are others that are very far away and not here at all.
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1 Response to 10 Ways To Celebrate the 1st Day of Spring

  1. Eva says:

    Love all those steps Kyra, thank you for the reminder!

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