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Spring Facts

[/media-credit] Spring Facts infographic with four extra facts you may not know about the season.

Since Spring has just begun, I decided to share a few spring facts. Originally coined in the 14th century, the season became known as ‘spring’ because of the plants that ‘spring up’ from the ground. During this time, it was originally called ‘springing time’, and was later shortened to ‘spring time’.

How many Days Are in spring?

There are 92 days during Spring, making up about three months of the year. This would make spring tied with Summer for the longest season in the year. Autumn and Winter fall around 89-90 days.

What is spring fever, and is it a real thing?

Spring fever is usually correlated with a change in mood around the spring season. The longer days of spring are known to bring positive mood changes. A study by Matthew Keller, a postdoctoral at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics in Richmond shows that this is in fact, true. After studying 500 people in the U.S. and Canada, Keller found that the people who spent more time outside on a sunny spring day had better moods, overall.

When was the first spring break?

The concept of spring break began around 1930, to give students a break from work to enjoy the season. Spring break was popularized in 1938 with a swim forum event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This event became very popular, and people would come from all over to participate. Unfortunately, the forum got out of hand, and had to be shut down but a number of students still continued to visit the location. It soon popularized the area, and it became one of the most well known spring vacation spots for college students.

Which flower blooms first in Spring?

The first flower to come out of the ground in spring is the snowdrop flower, scientifically named the Galanthus nivalis. Although most spring flowers begin popping up around march, these flowers will start to bloom as early as February and even January.

What’s your favorite springtime fact? Let us know in the comment section below. To learn how an infographic like this one is made, read A Student Guide to Infographics.

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