Spring (season)

Colorful spring garden flowers

Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring (or vernal) equinox, days and nights are approximately twelve hours long, with day length increasing and night length decreasing as the season progresses.

Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. Subtropical and tropical areas have climates better described in terms of other seasons, e.g. dry or wet, monsoonal or cyclonic. Cultures may have local names for seasons which have little equivalence to the terms originating in Europe.

Meteorological reckoning

Meteorologists generally define four seasons in many climatic areas: spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter. These are demarcated by the values of their average temperatures on a monthly basis, with each season lasting three months. The three warmest months are by definition summer, the three coldest months are winter and the intervening gaps are spring and autumn. Spring, when defined in this manner, can start on different dates in different regions.

Thus, in the US and UK, spring months are March, April and May,[1][2] while in New Zealand[3] and Australia,[4] spring conventionally begins on September 1 and ends November 30.

Swedish meteorologists define the beginning of spring as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days, thus the date varies with latitude and elevation.[5]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lente
Alemannisch: Frühling
አማርኛ: ፀደይ
Ænglisc: Lencten
Аҧсшәа: Ааԥын
العربية: ربيع
aragonés: Primavera
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܬܕܐܐ
armãneashti: Prumuvearâ
asturianu: Primavera
Avañe'ẽ: Arapoty
Aymar aru: Phanchiri
azərbaycanca: Yaz
تۆرکجه: یاز
বাংলা: বসন্ত
Bân-lâm-gú: Chhun
башҡортса: Яҙ
беларуская: Вясна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вясна
भोजपुरी: बसंत
български: Пролет
Boarisch: Fruajoa
བོད་ཡིག: དཔྱིད།
brezhoneg: Nevezamzer
català: Primavera
Чӑвашла: Çуркунне
čeština: Jaro
Cymraeg: Gwanwyn
dansk: Forår
Deutsch: Frühling
dolnoserbski: Nalěśe
डोटेली: वसन्त ऋतु
eesti: Kevad
Ελληνικά: Άνοιξη
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Premavèira
эрзянь: Тундо
español: Primavera
Esperanto: Printempo
estremeñu: Primavera
euskara: Udaberri
فارسی: بهار
føroyskt: Vár
français: Printemps
Frysk: Maitiid
furlan: Vierte
Gaeilge: Earrach
Gaelg: Arragh
galego: Primavera
ГӀалгӀай: БIаьсти
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Chhûn-kui
хальмг: Хавр
한국어:
հայերեն: Գարուն
हिन्दी: वसंत
hornjoserbsce: Nalěćo
hrvatski: Proljeće
Ilokano: Primabera
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: প্রিমাভেরা
Bahasa Indonesia: Musim semi
interlingua: Primavera
Interlingue: Verne
Ирон: Уалдзæг
íslenska: Vor
italiano: Primavera
עברית: אביב
Basa Jawa: Mangsa semi
Kapampangan: Kasibul
ქართული: გაზაფხული
kaszëbsczi: Zymk
қазақша: Көктем
коми: Тулыс
Kreyòl ayisyen: Prentan (sezon)
kurdî: Bihar
Кыргызча: Жаз
кырык мары: Шошым
лакку: Инт
Latina: Ver
latviešu: Pavasaris
Lëtzebuergesch: Fréijoer
лезги: Гатфар
lietuvių: Pavasaris
Livvinkarjala: Kevät
lumbaart: Primaéra
magyar: Tavasz
मैथिली: वसन्त
македонски: Пролет
Malagasy: Lohataona
മലയാളം: വസന്തം
मराठी: वसंत
მარგალური: აფუნი
مازِرونی: باهار
Bahasa Melayu: Musim bunga
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Chŭng-tiĕng
မြန်မာဘာသာ: နွေဦး
Nāhuatl: Xoxopan
Nederlands: Lente
Nedersaksies: Leinte
नेपाली: वसन्त
नेपाल भाषा: वसन्त
日本語:
Napulitano: Primmavera
Nordfriisk: Wos
Norfuk / Pitkern: Spring
norsk: Vår
norsk nynorsk: Vår
Nouormand: Renouvé
occitan: Prima
олык марий: Шошо
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Bahor
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਸੰਤ
پنجابی: ربیع
پښتو: پسرلی
Перем Коми: Тулыс
polski: Wiosna
português: Primavera
Ripoarisch: Vröschjoohr
română: Primăvară
Runa Simi: Ch'iraw mit'a
русский: Весна
саха тыла: Саас
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱱᱤᱨᱚᱱ ᱨᱤᱛᱩ
संस्कृतम्: वसन्तः
shqip: Pranvera
sicilianu: Primavera
Simple English: Spring
سنڌي: بھار
slovenčina: Jar
slovenščina: Pomlad
Soomaaliga: Gu
کوردی: بەھار
српски / srpski: Пролеће
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Proljeće
suomi: Kevät
svenska: Vår
Tagalog: Tagsibol
татарча/tatarça: Яз
тоҷикӣ: Баҳор
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎪᎨᏱ
Tshivenda: Luṱavula
Türkçe: İlkbahar
Türkmençe: Ýaz
українська: Весна
اردو: بہار
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: ئەتىياز
Vahcuengh: Cawzcin
vèneto: Primavera
vepsän kel’: Keväz'
Tiếng Việt: Mùa xuân
Volapük: Florüp
Võro: Kevväi
walon: Bontins
文言:
West-Vlams: Uutkom
Winaray: Kathuraw
吴语: 春天
ייִדיש: פרילינג
粵語: 春天
Zazaki: Wesar
žemaitėška: Pavasaris
中文: 春季