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Spring Season Playlist: Start the first day of spring with The Beatles, Mac DeMarco, Bob Dylan and more

Spring, also known as springtime, has finally arrived as temperatures begin to rise and we’re soundtracked by the likes of The Beatles, Mac DeMarco, Björk and more with our ‘Spring Season’ playlist.

After a turbulent start to 2020, springtime is upon us as we attempt to bid goodbye to a winter that has been riddled with political unrest, a never-ending Brexit struggle and a coronavirus pandemic which has the world on lockdown.

Arriving on March 19th in the US and March 20th in the UK, the world has unconsciously reacted to our current plight and has done so with the early arrival of the spring season. Historically speaking, the equinox has traditionally fallen on March 21st. Now, however, irrespective of time zone across the United States specifically, the early arrival of spring has marked the first time in 124 years the first day of spring has occurred on March 19th.

Lasting from March to June north of the equator, and from September to December south of the equator, the changing of the seasons offers a change in attitude as we gain more daylight, the animals come out hibernation, the plants bloom and, for the length of a playlist at least, we can forget about coronavirus.

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”

—Yoko Ono.

With the likes of Bob Dylan, Mac DeMarco, The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra and more, enjoy the playlist below.

When is the first day of spring? 

The first day of spring in the northern hemisphere is Friday, March 20th in the UK and Thursday, March 19th in the US this year. 

Given its early arrival, last day of spring will now take place on Saturday, June 20th in the UK and Friday, June 19th in the US.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, 1896 was the last time spring arrived this early. Spring is the season after winter and before summer.

Traditionally, our normal days will now become longer and the weather will steadily increase to become warmer in the temperate zone as the Earth tilts relative to its orbital plane around the Sun. In many parts of the world plants grow and flowers bloom.

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