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Celebrating the Spring Equinox 2024

The month of March provides many opportunities for new beginnings. With the Spring Equinox on the horizon, we are excited to celebrate this seasonal shift in community with you. ⁠


In 2024, the March equinox will happen on March 19 at 11:06 P.M. EDT. This falls on a Tuesday and is the astronomical beginning of the spring season in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn season in the Southern Hemisphere.


What does the spring equinox mean spiritually?


At a deeper spiritual level, according to the Conscious Reminder Blog, the equinox is thought to represent “the period of struggle between darkness and light, death and life.” It occurs when the night and day will be equal, and the journey of the Sun to actually get there also signifies the journey of the Universe.


Solstices are the longest and shortest days of the year, while equinoxes occur when the day and night are equally as long.



There are many ways to celebrate the Spring Equinox, even if you are not religious. How you recognize and celebrate this time of growth and renewal is completely up to you. Try different ideas until you find the one(s) that fits with you and your lifestyle.


Here Are Some Easy Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox


Brew up Some Tea and Snuggle In


This concept is great because it can be done alone or with loved ones.


Talk About It


The tea of “tea with friends and family” is also an excellent facilitator for honest conversation. Since the idea of New Year’s Resolutions has likely faded, maybe its time to plan, create, and share your new goals for the upcoming year. Better yet, create a Spring Bucket List together!


Purge and Declutter


This may be more of a “365 Days a Year thing than a “spring Equinox Thing,” but the act of ditching the things that no longer serve you is very freeing. Not sure where to begin? Let’s tackle a junk drawer or a file cabinet drawer. Do you really need six owner’s manuals for appliances you no longer own? Do you have folders bulging with receipts from over seven years ago? Some of this clutter can be tossed and some may need to be shredded for security reasons. Either way, old files, policies, and irrelevant paperwork need to GO.


Give Back to Nature


Mother Nature may have had a hard winter season, so let’s give her and the animals around her a helping hand! Spend some time picking up litter, scattering wildflower seeds, planting seedling trees, and creating birdseed ornaments.


Speaking of birds, why not learn more about our feathered friends while you are outside the Spring’s energy? Do you see a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Stan Tekiela’s famous Birds of Minnesota Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for more than 15 years. Now, the award-winning author has created a perfect identification guide for children! The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Minnesota features 100 of the most common and important birds to know, with species organized by color for ease of use. Readers can also find out things like field marks, favorite hangouts, a range map, and “Stan’s cool facts.”


Another book to add to your summer reading is…

A Year in the Secret Garden by Valarie Budayr and Marilyn Scott-Waters

As parents, we want/need quality books with extension activities to help our young ones unplug and create memories. Pulling books from shelves, and stories from pages is also an important act that will the habit of being life-long readers. Quality books with companion book extension activities are not only working to create special family time, but they also allow kids to solve the world’s problems without major consequences.


A Year in the Secret Garden is just such a book. This delightful children’s book that is co-written by Marilyn Scott-Waters and Valarie Budyar and it offers original month-by-month activities that allow readers to delve deeper into the classic children’s tale, The Secret Garden. Within the 120 pages (with 150 original color illustrations and 48 activities), families will find many activities inspired by The Secret Garden that encourage them to step away from technology and enjoy getting hands and feet into the black earth of a family garden.


his book will make a great gift and encourage many hours of family growth, learning, and FUN! Grab your copy ASAP and “Meet me in the garden!” More details HERE!