5 ways to kick off spring


Say goodbye to winter blues and cold weather and say hello to blossoming flowers and the cheerful warmth of spring.

Although the first day of spring is technically September 22, 2021, South Africans have celebrated the first day of spring on the first day of September for many years.

A popular tradition that South Africa sorely lacks to welcome the new warmer season is throwing buckets of cold water at passers-by on the streets.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, people around the world have been advised to try to avoid human contact as much as possible, making it a bit impossible to carry out the Spring Day tradition.

There are, however, many other ways that you, your family, and loved ones can celebrate the end of winter and welcome spring.

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Here’s how you can celebrate the first days of spring:

Plant a garden

Gardening contains vitamin D and a little exercise, with the added bonus of fresh herbs in the kitchen. | Image: iStock

The spring season gives way to new plants and flowers. Take the whole family to the garden, plant and create a beautiful garden that will bloom and bloom in the spring.

Go on a hike

Find the closest hiking trail and take a scenic walk with your loved ones to smell the spring air and spot newly blooming flowers and plants.

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Hiking trail | Image: iStock

Go to spring cleaning

Working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic can create a stressful and distressing environment in your home. Declutter your work and personal spaces, and deep clean your entire home to welcome the new season. It will also help to agonize and clear your mind.

Try new spring food and drink recipes

The warmer season allows for colder drinks and lighter meals that are much more fun. Get creative in the kitchen by trying out new recipes to enjoy with loved ones throughout the spring and summer seasons.

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Coleslaw. Image: iStock

Eat your meals outside, in the sun

Warmer weather allows you to spend a lot more time outdoors in the sun. Enjoy your meals in the garden, or on your terrace or your balcony to enjoy the sun and the energy of spring.

You can also take a picnic basket along with the family and go to the nearest park for a family picnic.

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