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Modern and ancient fertility festivals and holidays considered culturally integral to spring. For local festivals research list of local spring festivals.
This topic has 2 subcategories: Easter & Passover
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Spring Festivals  Spring Season  Spring Traditions  Spring Foods 
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Arbor Day - various dates in spring -
(from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in
which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant
and care for trees. It originated in Nebraska City, Neb.,
in the United States in 1872. J. Sterling Morton is the
founder of Arbor Day. The first Arbor Day was held on
April 10, 1872, and an estimated 1 million trees were
planted that day.

Many countries now observe it on various dates,
depending on climate and suitable planting season,
usually in the spring.
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Chinese New Year - 1st day of 1st month -
Often called Chinese Lunar New Year although it
actually is lunisolar – is the most important of the
traditional Chinese holidays. It is an all East & South
-East-Asia celebration & the correct naming is hence
"Asian New Year". In China it is known as "Spring
Festival," the literal translation of the Chinese name
春节 (Pinyin: Chūn Jié), owing to the difference
between Western & traditional Chinese methods for
computing the seasons. It marks the end of the winter
season, analogous to the Western carnival. The festival
begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese:
正月; pinyin: Zhēng Yuè) in the traditional Chinese
calendar & ends with Lantern Festival which is on the
15th day.
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Hōnen Matsuri - March 15 -
(豊年祭, "Harvest Festival"?) is a fertility festival
celebrated every year on March 15 in Japan. Hōnen
means prosperous year in Japanese, implying a rich
harvest, while a matsuri is a festival. The Hōnen festival
and ceremony celebrate the blessings of a bountiful
harvest and all manner of prosperity and fertility.
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Imbolc (also Imbolg or Oimelc) - Feb. 1/2 or 12 
or St Brigid’s Day (Scots Gaelic Là Fhèill Brìghde, Irish Lá Fhéile Bríde, the feast day of St. Brigid), is an Irish festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on February 1 or 2 (or February 12, according to the Old Calendar), which falls halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere.
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Lady Day - March 25 -
In the Christian calendar, Lady Day is the traditional name of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin (25 March) and the first of the four traditional Irish and English quarter days. The "Lady" was the Virgin Mary. The term derives from Middle English, when some nouns lost their genitive inflections. "Lady" would later gain an -s genitive ending, and therefore the name means "Lady's day."

In Sweden, tradition holds that on March 25, one eats waffles.
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Lieldienas - March 23 - 
was a celebration of dancing, singing & gaiety. One the first day, the Latvians arose early & rinsed their faces in running water. Symbolically scattering evil, adults scared birds away from the homes & surroundings.

Eggs were associated with Lieldienas. One who steals an egg will be poor. One who eats a hard-boiled egg without salt is a liar. A girl who gives a boy two eggs doesn't like him; three eggs mean there is a chance she likes; four eggs means she doesn't like him but will be with him because he is richer; five eggs means she loves him.
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Lupercalia - February 13 through 15 - 
was a very ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February its name.
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Naw-Rúz - around March 21 - 
in the Bahá'í Faith is one of nine holy days for adherents of the Bahá'í Faith worldwide and the first day of the Bahá'í calendar occurring on the vernal equinox, around March 21. Norouz, historically and in contemporary times, is the celebration of the traditional Iranian new year holiday and is celebrated throughout the countries of the Middle East and Central Asia such as in Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Since ancient times it has been a national holiday in Iran and was celebrated by more than one religious group.
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Nowruz - usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending - 
is celebrated and observed by Iranic peoples and the related cultural continent and has spread in many other parts of the world, including parts of Central Asia, Caucasus, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some groups in the Balkans.

Nowruz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in Iranian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on March 21 or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed.
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Ostara (wicca)
The vernal equinox, often called Ostara, is celebrated in the Northern hemisphere around March 21 and in the Southern hemisphere around September 23, depending upon the specific timing of the equinox. Among the Wiccan sabbats, it is preceded by Imbolc and followed by Beltane.
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Pentecost - Celebrated 7 seeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday - 
(Ancient Greek: Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera], "the Fiftieth [day]") is one of the prominent feasts in the Christian liturgical year commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ after the Resurrection. The feast is also called Whitsunday especially in the United Kingdom. Pentecost is celebrated seven weeks (50 days) after Easter Sunday, hence its name. Pentecost falls on the tenth day after Ascension Thursday.
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Purim - 14th day of Hebrew month, while the 15th is known as Shushan Purim - 
is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).

Purim is characterized by public recitation of the Scroll of Esther (keriat ha-megillah), additions to the prayers and the grace after meals (al hannisim), giving mutual gifts of food and drink (mishloach manot), giving charity to the poor (mattanot la-evyonim), and a celebratory meal (se'udat Purim); other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.

Semik - early June -
is an ancient Slavic fertility festival celebrated in early June and closely linked with the cult of the dead and the spring agricultural rites. It usually fell upon the Thursday of the Green Week (better known as Trinity Week in Russia and the Whitsuntide week in Britain). Its name is derived from the Slavic word for "seven", because the Green Week was the seventh (sometimes the eighth) week after Easter. The end of Semik inaugurated the celebrations of the Trinity Sunday.

Setsubun - February 3 - 
(節分?, Bean-Throwing Festival or Bean-Throwing Ceremony) is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun (立春) celebrated yearly on February 3 as part of the Spring Festival (春祭, haru matsuri?). In its association with the Lunar New Year, Spring Setsubun can be and was previously thought of as a sort of New Year's Eve, and so was accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come. This special ritual is called mamemaki (豆撒き?) (literally "bean throwing"). Setsubun has its origins in tsuina (追儺?), a Chinese custom introduced to Japan in the eighth century.

Shavuot - late May or early June -
According to Jewish tradition, Shavuot is celebrated in Israel for one day and in the Diaspora (outside of Israel) for two days. Reform Jews celebrate only one day, even in the Diaspora.
a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.

Spring Day - Dates vary -
Spring Day is a holiday marking the coming of the spring season, which takes place in different countries, on varying dates.

Victoria Day - last Monday on or before May 24 - 
(in French: Fête de la Reine) is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday on or before May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday. It is sometimes informally considered as marking the beginning of the summer season in Canada.
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White Day - March 14 - (Hallmark Holiday)
(ホワイトデー, Howaito Dē?) is a day celebrated in Japan and South Korea on March 14, one month after Valentine's Day. In Japan, Valentine's Day is observed by females who present chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to a male, as an expression of love, courtesy or social obligation. A handmade chocolate is usually preferred by the receiver, because it is a sign that the receiving male is the girl's "only one". On White Day, the converse happens: males who received a honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, "chocolate of love") or giri-choco (義理チョコ?, "courtesy chocolate") on Valentine's Day are expected to return the favor by giving gifts, usually more expensive. Traditionally, popular White Day gifts are cookies, jewellery, white chocolate, white lingerie and marshmallows.
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Whitsun - 7th Sunday after Easter -
(Also Whitsunday or Whit Sunday (from conflation of Whitson, "white Sunday," with wit, "understanding"; -tide, "season"; alternate, obsolete spelling, Qhythsontyd) is a festival which originated from the pagan celebration of Summer's Day, the beginning of the Summer half-year, in Europe. In France and England it took on some characteristics of Beltane. Whitsun was later incorporated into Pentecost in the Christian calendar which is the seventh Sunday after Easter and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ (Acts of the Apostles chapter 2).
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