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Appreciating Nature: April is an ideal month to enjoy nature after its winter nap, so visit local parks and gardens to witness its renewal.
Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time (DST) is an annual clock change designed to give more daylight during the day and reduce energy use.
DST began as an idea put forward by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 in a letter sent to The Journal of Paris; its exact origin remains unknown. Some speculate it was proposed first by New Zealand entomologist George Hudson, who used shift work and appreciated after-hours sunlight for collecting insects; other credit its implementation with William Willett, an English builder and golfer who disliked having to end his rounds early because it got darker faster during daylight hours.
Current Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins on the second Sunday in March and concludes on the first Sunday in November. At its conclusion, people set their clocks back an hour, giving children more daylight for trick-or-treating while also giving adults extra sleep time on Halloween evening.
Critics of DST contend that it can create unnecessary confusion among its participants, particularly if its frequency changes throughout the year. Studies have also indicated that DST may lead to circadian misalignment – which has been linked with heart attacks and strokes; some individuals also worry that remaining on DST year-round would make it more challenging for farmers to reach their fields before dawn since standard time would still apply to them.
No matter the arguments against DST, it doesn’t appear likely to be eliminated soon. Recently, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act, which would make DST permanent; however, approval by the House of Representatives and President Joe Biden still needs to be secured for implementation.
First Day of Spring
Spring marks a season of renewal and rejuvenation for many people worldwide; as Earth tilts back toward its sun, flowers bloom in response to winter’s harsh arctic cold, and animals awaken from hibernation. Spring brings hope, love, joy, light, and life; many cherish its arrival each year as the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and life over death is realized.
Though the date of spring varies slightly from year to year, its precise arrival can usually be pinpointed with accuracy by looking at the vernal equinox, which takes place on March 20 each year and marks when the Sun crosses from south to north across the celestial equator, giving both hemispheres equal amounts of daylight and darkness.
At this time of year, the ground begins to thaw out, melting any snow or ice that may remain and filling streams with runoff water. Birds begin nesting again, and any chicks born the previous spring start their flight training process. New life emerges with warmer temperatures and longer days due to increased sunlight exposure.
At the same time as meteorological shifts occur during spring, there are also changes to our skies astronomically. The vernal equinox (usually between 19-21 March) marks the official start of spring; the summer solstice takes place on June 21.
Folklore suggests that one can only balance an egg on its end on the vernal equinox; however, experts disagree and state this to be untrue – you can juggle one on its end any day of the year with practice! Still, experts recognize the significance of celebrating this transitional season as it reminds us to remain open to new experiences and participate in transition-related activities.
National holidays are an opportunity to honor and appreciate what makes your country unique and distinctive. There are various ways of doing this; each country has its traditions and events to mark such occasions. But perhaps the best way is getting involved with community activities during a national holiday celebration; doing this allows you to connect with like-minded individuals while simultaneously showing your admiration for your homeland.
Congress has officially recognized eleven Federal holidays in the US (5 U.S.C 6103). These days, non-essential federal employees do not need to work, and government offices close for business; states and private companies do not need to observe these holidays but often do.
As well as federal holidays, many other holidays occur throughout the year that you and your culture should observe and celebrate appropriately. Events may range from parades to volunteering efforts or simply taking a day off work – we must acknowledge these festivities to honor them properly.
No matter if it’s for a meaningful holiday or date, knowing how many days until an event or milestone can help. A countdown timer can show how long until your wedding, birthday party, or vacation occurs.
Printable calendars provide another convenient way of keeping track of important life dates. There are both annual and monthly versions that you can print to add to your home or office, and even customize calendars for your children and students.
International Day of Happiness
When people hear “International Day of Happiness,” their minds may flash back to children singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” However, this holiday represents much more than simple smiles and good vibes; since 2012, the United Nations has observed this day to promote happiness as a universal human goal and encourage an equitable approach to economic development.
The UN’s Declaration of the International Day of Happiness reinforces this idea by emphasizing how happiness and well-being should be given equal importance in public policy objectives, encouraging individuals to prioritize their happiness while spreading joy and positivity and taking time out for self-care.
Spreading happiness may be as easy as sharing an uplifting post or volunteering at your local charity. Research demonstrates that positive emotions are contagious, quickly spreading from person to person – for instance, positive posts on Facebook tend to get more shares than negative ones.
As well, this day provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon whether or not we have caused anyone harm. Everybody makes mistakes, and if someone has been offended by any means necessary – whether calling them, sending an email, letter writing, or meeting face to face – amends must be made as quickly as possible, and forgiveness should come naturally as part of life’s cycle.
Earth Day, established by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, has become an annual global celebration involving rallies, clean-up events, school projects, and school projects to protect our environment. Earth Day reminds people to consider humanity’s values while at the same time thinking about any threats that exist on our planet.
Nelson selected this date to avoid conflicts with Spring Break, final exams, or significant religious holidays like Easter. Additionally, it came late enough in the season so people could spend their free time outside enjoying the weather while preparing their gardens for planting.
Teaching students about pollution’s causes and effects is vital, particularly how it impacts local ecosystems. Preventing decay is more accessible than trying to remedy its consequences once problems have emerged; planting trees is a straightforward way of making a positive difference in our environment – an ambitious global goal is set at 7.8 billion trees by 2020 – one for each living person. While this task seems ambitious, schools and communities can work together to accomplish it.
April is also an excellent month to observe “Earthshine,” wherein an unlit part of the moon becomes visible at night after dark during the new moon, between April 8 and May 8. A pink moon phenomenon also occurs this month, as its cause is caused by the blooming of Phlox subulata – a popular North American flower – just after the full moon (usually observed April 27), providing another great way to mark spring!