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IS 1 SEPTEMBER THE START OF THE SPRING SEASON?

Flowers everywhere, the sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing, which means one thing - Spring has finally arrived - Or has it? However, the actual fact about Spring Day is, the season has not ‘sprung’ yet until 22 September as Britannica explains it perfectly.

Flowers everywhere, the sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing, which means one thing - Spring has finally arrived - Or has it?

However, the actual fact about Spring Day is, the season has not ‘sprung’ yet until 22 September as Britannica explains it perfectly.

This period is also known as the vernal equinox, a moment in the year when “the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length.”

“Also, either of the two points in the sky where the ecliptic (the Sun’s annual pathway) and the celestial equator intersect,” the publication notes.

In the northern hemisphere, the spring equinox happens on 21 March, when the sun moves north across the celestial equator.

South Africans have taken to social media in celebration of Spring Day even through it was not official Spring yet.

WHY SOUTH AFRICA CELEBRATES “SPRING DAY” ON 1 SEPTEMBER

It’s pretty simple. Basically, for simplicity. Back in 1780 an international group of meteorologists decided to break the year up into four quarters, each one starting on the first of a month.

BUT LET’S NOT SPOIL THE SPRING FLOWER FUN

We don’t want to burst your bubble. In South Africa, Spring is all about the country’s beautiful wild flowers – so get out your Spring suite case and dress in colourful flowers, yup, the men to!

At ARPS, spring is a time to celebrate with a pizza and friends. Do you have your own Pizza oven? No worries you can buy all the materials you need from us to build one.

ARPS also specialises in selling a wide range of products such as Fire Pits, perfect to celebrate the new season.

For more information about our raw material products, kindly contact our office 016 454 5123 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.