The beginning of September also indicates the commencement of the Spring season, a season whose weather is often largely appreciated because you out of the bitter cold of winter and not yet into the full heat of summer.
Spring is one of the four temperate seasons, sitting between winter and summer.
Contrary to a common misconception, the idea of spring is not universal. It changes depending on your specific location, culture and traditions.
For example, when spring starts in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s Autumn – or also known as fall – in the Southern Hemisphere – and then vice versa.
Many countries that enjoy the four seasons often experience a distinct difference in temperature when the seasons change from one to the next.
In the US, for instance, they can start to feel the weather becoming warmer once winter transitions into spring. But in some countries near the equator, like Ecuador, this difference isn’t so obvious.
The duration of the spring season also varies. In the US, they enjoy three months of all that spring can offer while in the polar-regions, spring is so short a season that it’s almost negligible. In fact, people often describe the North and South Poles as only having two seasons – winter and summer.
Why is it called springtime?
So, why is spring sometimes called springtime?
The word ‘spring’ became popular in the 16th century. It’s actually simply the shortened version of the word, ‘springtime’. Before that (in the 15th century), people only ever used ‘springtime’, which is really only the shortened version of ‘springing time’.
Why springing time?
Because plants used to spring from the ground. The start of spring, which was when plants started springing from the ground, was naturally called ‘springing time’.
What does spring symbolize?
The spring season’s meaning often goes beyond the scientific. Its meaning doesn’t just refer to the season that acts as a farewell to winter and heralds the arrival of summer. Neither is spring confined to the idea that it’s a biological marker for migratory animals.
Spring is known for life. It’s the season of rebirth, joy and love.
Spring, for many, is a symbol of new beginnings. When the first green emerges from the ground and the first bud opens, people the world over celebrate life’s triumph over death.
Flowers bloom for the first time in months, against the ruthlessness of ice and snow. Animals awaken from winter-induced hibernation. The sun shines again, bringing an end to the enduring darkness of the past three months. The earth comes to life once more.
Spring symbolizes life in all its glory.