Astronomically, spring officially begins on the spring equinox.
The spring and autumn equinoxes are the only days when the Sun rises directly due east and sets due west in the northern hemisphere.
The reason there is more daylight during the spring is the earth’s axis tilts toward the sun at this time of year.
We have used the word ‘spring’ for the season since the 16th century. Before that spring was used for centuries to apply to the source of a river and the spring season was known as Lent or Lenten.
The Slatina spring in Slovenia is alleged to have been discovered by the mythological winged horse Pegasus.
The earliest known use of the term ‘spring-cleaning’ was in 1857.