Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring is in the air...

Happy Spring! Frohe Frühling! Spring is here which means it's time to get outdoors and plant some seeds! 

The name 'Spring' for the season is a newish term. The Old English called this season Lencten, which is where the church got the word Lent from. However this wasn't a christian term but derives from the Germanic *langitinaz meaning long-days. This was a reference to the length of daylight, which is now longer than the period of night. This of course lasts until the Sonnenwende which is the longest day.