Longer days shorter nights!
POSTED: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 4:02pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 4:16pm
El Paso — This is actually my favorite season by far!
The weather begins to smooth out with warmer days, which means I can officially start wearing all my cute dresses that have been hanging in closet for quite a few months now.
I've been itching to wear them!
Today is the third day into the season, but it barely even feels like the season has just begun.
Unlike our furry friend, the groundhog predicted, our spring like weather began about 6 weeks ago.
At least it did here in the Southwestern region. Mother nature has been incredibly nice to us this winter.
But it's not just saying goodbye to all your winter clothes and preparing for spring break, there is a lot more science behind the label on your calendar reading "Spring Begins."
Did you know: The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. And although Vernal sounds an awful lot like "Verano" in spanish, the word actually means Spring!
The word ‘Vernal’ is Latin for spring while ‘equinox’ is Latin for ‘equal night’.
But if you want more information on when the season officially began, check out Chief Meteorologist Chuck DeBroder's blog!
What I really want to talk about is everything else that comes with Spring!!
Ok so the key component here are the longer days! More sunshine means more time for the sun to shine brightly on us!
So you've heard the saying an extra spring in your step? Well that's because when there is more daylight there is more energetic vibes going around... Or at least that's my theory.
I am already feeling happy writing this blog knowing there is more sunlight when I leave on my lunch break!
But one thing you should mark down on your calendar for next year and what should be on your bucket list is going down to Mexico!
The Mayan city Chichen Itza has been the celebratory site for "The Return of the Sun Serpent" since ancient times on the spring equinox.
The sun, when it sets, creates a triangular shadow on the El Castillo pyramid, which creates the image of a descending snake that’s said to be the feather serpent god Kukulkan.
So next year for the Spring Equinox, you need to go down to the Yucatan Pennisula and witness the snake descending down the pryramid. It's truly an unforgetable experience!
The only bad thing that comes with this new season is the Daylight Saving Time change. I hate losing on hour of sleep, but everything else is worth eduring the cold for.
So now you know! There is so much to do on the Spring Equinox, and remember, you have more daylight to run and play during these warmer days!