Happy Vernal Equinox! Ostara or the pagan equivalent of Easter is the spring equinox. It is a time of rebirth and growth. The flower that represents the coming of spring is the Jonquil or Daffodil, they are usually the first to pop up, I have quite a few clusters in my yard making their appearance.
And to any readers in the southern hemisphere Happy Mabon! That is the apex of fall and the second harvest.
To celebrate the coming of Spring there are a few things you could do. Write wishes on eggs and bury them with some flower seeds or a flowering plant on top, or make bird feeders which are fun to make with kids and you can use recycled material, take a nature walk and see how many plants you can identify. Those are merely a few suggestions on what to do to ring in spring.
Some celebrate with food, hams are a good choice and a tradition that carried over to Easter or maybe a good ham and bean soup. Eggs are obviously connected with this time of year as a symbol of birth and a new start so egg salad or even just eggs for breakfast would be great. Hot cross buns are fun to make with the kids and have a lot of symbolism for both Ostara and Easter and they’re a sweet bread so the whole family will enjoy them.
To ring in Spring we’re going to be spending a day this week with some friends and hoping the weather holds for a nice nature walk. What are your plans this Spring?