What is Spring?
The season that comes after Winter and before Summer
Symbolizes birth, new beginnings, renewal, promise
It is one of the four temperate seasons, the other three being winter, summer and autumn
It is when the temperature increases and the snow starts to melt
What happens during spring?
Birds return from their period of migration
Many animals reproduce in Spring
Celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and always falls on a Sunday
Easter customs include decorating of Easter eggs, conducting of Easter eggs for children, the presentation of the Easter bunny
It is a Christian and cultural festival which occurs during the season of Spring.
Chocolate Easter eggs, Chocolate Easter bunnies and hot cross buns are foods typically consumed
Chinese New Year
Celebrates the first day of the lunar new year and is also known as the Spring festival. It falls on the 2nd new moon after the winter solstice.
Pineapple tarts, Nian Gao, Ba kwa, Pomelo, Steamboat, Tang Yuan, Sesame Balls, Yu Sheng, Many other tidbits such as peanuts, dried shrimp rolls, kueh lapis, fortune cookies and many more
Celebrated through the performances of lion and dragon dances, the giving of red packets (containing money) from married couples, the use of fireworks and firecrackers, the visiting of family members
On the eve of the new year, families gather for reunion dinner.
Holi (Festival of Colours)
It is a Hndu religious festival celebrating the victory of good over evil, the arrival of Spring and the end of Winter.
The next morning is Rangwali Holi, where people of every class, status, friend, relative or stranger gather in the streets and throw coloured pigment at one another, water guns and water filled balloons are also used.
Gujiyas, Malpuas, Bhaang Ki Pakori, Thandai are some of the many foods consumed during Holi
Various groups also carry drums and other musical instruments, going from place to place to sing and dance.