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.