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Celebrate the first day of spring!

Prepare and embrace the first day of spring, which is on Monday 20th March this year, by spending a day out in the great outdoors with the family and friends to celebrate the spring equinox. The spring equinox is the first day of the solar new year and one of two days each year when the centre of the sun passes over the Equator. Many cultures around the World celebrate this day in a variety of ways, so why not join them in your own way say the domestic cleaning professionals at MOLLY MAID. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Sow seeds

Even if you haven’t had your last frost yet, you can still enjoy the prospect of a colourful garden. Encourage the family to start a few seeds indoors that can easily be transferred to the garden when the ground is soft and warm enough. If you believe that the worst of the frost is over, gather the family and decide what you will sow where from vegetables to blooms. Then set about preparing the soil and planting the seeds. It can be immensely fulfilling to spend some time working the earth and even more satisfying when you see the fruits of your labour. If you’re not ready to get your hands dirty, you could start by adding lawn ornaments — solar garden stakes, flags, animal ornaments for example.

Fly a kite

There is something quite magical about flying a kite, both as an adult and a child and best of all, you don’t need a fantastically sunny or warm day to enjoy being outdoors. March can typically be a blustery month, so why not take advantage of the spring breeze and celebrate spring by playing with the wind? So, take a trip to a park or an open space, wrap up warm and blow those cobwebs away! For younger members of the family who may find flying a kite a little complicated, take some bubble mixture to blow bubbles and see how they travel in the wind.

Spring scavenger hunt

Even if it’s still a little on the chilly side, celebrate the first day of spring by wrapping up and entice friends and family, young and old to take part in a scavenger hunt. It’s up to you whether you’d prefer to host it in your garden, the local woods, part and whether to do it by foot or by bike for instance. The idea is to look for signs of spring — flowers, buds, plants, bugs and the first signs of life since the winter months.  Taking part in something like a scavenger hunt or geocaching for example, will not only bring you closer as you dedicate time to one another, but will make you appreciate the very simple but very important things in life, such as nature that surrounds us.