Monday, 28 March 2011
Book Sharing Monday :: The Spring Equinox
The Spring Equinox: Celebrating the Greening of the Earth is written by Ellen Jackson and illustrated by Jan Davey Ellis. This book explains the ways different cultures celebrated the arrival of Spring in the past. The author then explains the special celebrations and festivals for Spring's arrival for today's people. The Seder (Jewis), No Ruz (Iranian), Holi (Indian), and Easter (Christian) are explained. Easter customs, like the egg and the rabbit, are written about as well as Earth Day.
There is an ancient Anglo-Saxon springtime story about the goddess of Spring and the magical hare at the end of the book, with a few hands-on spring activities.
"The spring equinox is a time of beauty - and it is also a time of balance. It is not quite summer yet, but not really winter anymore, either. It is a time when the world stands between the two seasons. It is a time to walk in balance with nature and look to the future."
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