Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox from Home

Updated by Heather Lefebvre

It's official: spring has sprung, even if the atmosphere outside (or inside our homes) doesn't quite feel like it right now. March 20 marks the vernal equinox for 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere and (of course) the autumn equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

What's this mean, you ask? On the equinox, the Earth has moved far enough in its orbit that we have equal night and daylight. We're officially out of winter, and the first day of spring has arrived. (The winter solstice and summer solstice, in contrast, mark the shortest and longest days of the year!)

When spring comes around, you're probably thrilled to say goodbye to winter -- and hello to the daffodils blooming, the sun shining, and the evenings growing longer. But how can you really celebrate the beginning of spring when you're staying indoors? Take a look below for some ideas for spring celebrations.

How to Celebrate Spring and Stay Home

Remember: a spring equinox ritual doesn't need to be spiritual in nature, it just needs to be right for you.