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Spring: 5 Things you didn´t know about

Posted by: Tania Martinez on: March 21, 2017


Facts about the Spring, the things you didn´t know!



Spring is here, is one of the happiest season of the year, the sun brights, the flowers blossom, there are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures, and customs.

Discover the 5 Things you didn´t know about it.

When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, find here some facts you didn’t know about the Spring.

1.- Chichen Itza

“The Return of the Sun Serpent.”

Chichen Itza, World heritage site and ceremonial and military center of the Mayan culture, awaits the equinox for an astronomical and mystical event that attracts people from all over the world: A shadow snake slither up the pyramid.

The pyramid’s architectural precision that during the vernal equinox – when night and day are of almost equal length all over the world – the morning and afternoon sun produces a light-and-shadow illusion of a serpent ascending or descending of the pyramid.

It’s a spectacular moment!  Every year, thousands of people come to this destination in the midst of the jungle. Its buildings stretch to the sky, pointing towards the astrological mysteries that the Maya were able to decipher.

Your trip would not be complete if you missed out on the experience!


Spring Chichen Itza, Mayan Pyramid


2.- #SpringFact

The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”


3.-Light – Darkness

Did you know that when the spring starts; the first day, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.

4.- Lent

Not always was called Sring;   before, it was called Lent in Old English. Starting in the 14th century, that time of year was called “springing time”—a reference to plants “springing” from the ground. In the 15th century, this got shortened to “spring-time,” and then further shortened in the 16th century to just “spring.”


The early Egyptians built the Great Sphinx so that it points directly toward the rising sun on the spring equinox.


Spring sphinx


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