The vernal equinox, or March equinox, is just around the corner. It is one of two equinoxes that occur 6 months apart.
What is the vernal equinox?
The vernal equinox is technically one of two times during the year when the sun is exactly above the equator. During the vernal equinox, the Northern Hemisphere begins to tilt towards the sun as the Earth rotates. This is what brings us longer days - and more warmth - all the way up until summer. The word equinox literally means equal night. During the equinox, therefore, the shorter, colder winter days turn into warmer, longer spring days.
The vernal equinox is sometimes also called the spring equinox because is signals the beginning of spring. The word vernal literally means fresh or new, which is what springtime brings to us. When the earth is tilted away from the sun, winter comes and hardly anything can grow. When the earth tilts back towards the sun and we get more warmth and energy from it, new life can once again begin to grow and flourish.
Spring is a most wonderful time of new life. It has come to be known as the time of year when we celebrate newness. It’s a time for fresh starts all around. We do spring cleaning not because we don’t clean at all during the winter, or at any other time of the year, for that matter, but because it’s all in keeping with the idea of freshness that comes with the spring season.
Out with the Old, In with the New
Traditionally, there was always a lot of cleaning to do in the springtime because it was always too cold and too snowy to really do anything much during the winter. Work therefore piled up, and people were only able to get things back in order when the snows started melting. The snows also covered a lot of plant life, and their remains got left behind as the ice melted away. Cold weather also meant damp weather inside heated homes, creating a great environment for mould to flourish. Without much warm sun to battle it, mould often spread and infested clothing, beddings and other household items. What a lot of cleaning to do! Sometimes, the infested materials could not be salvaged and had to be disposed of and replaced with new pillows, new sheets and blankets - new everything.
Nowadays, we don’t have to deal with a lot of that, thank goodness! But we still carry on the tradition of spring cleaning and the celebration of newness during this wonderful season of life.
This spring, give yourself a fresh start with a new look and feel in your home. Give yourself new life with a healthier and more comfortable style.
Celebrate Life, Celebrate Green
What better way to celebrate life than with a green lifestyle? The bamboo plant is a perennial that is ever-green and so full of life. Did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant that can live for over 120 years and grow to over 40 metres tall? Or that it can survive drastically cold weather and reproduces from both its flowers and its roots? Bamboo is truly an amazing plant.
Bamboo is such a versatile plant as well, with so many health benefits. This is why we have created a collection of wonderful bamboo products for you and your loved ones. They are all 100% safe and natural to promote better sleep and better overall health.
Prepare for new life this spring by getting rid of the old and bringing in healthier options with bamboo products like new pillows, pillow cases, mattress toppers and more!