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The idea that the vernalThe idea that the vernal equinox is the first day of Spring is nonsense. If it were so, common expressions like 'Spring has come early' and 'it's a late Spring this year' would have no meaning since the equinox does not move about. The concept of Spring has nothing to do with the vernal equinox or any other astrological events. It is the opposite of Fall. It is when flowers spring forth and leaves open after Winter - ' For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land', Song of Solomon, 2:11-12. In the Norther Hemisphere, the conventional period of Spring is the Months of March, April and May, after which comes Summer.

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