Snowman Burning Day is celebrated on March 20th of this year. It is an annual festival that is observed on the first day of every Spring. The chill and snowy winter season have finally come to an end and its time for us to say a warm hello to the Spring. So, you must get ready to feel the warmth, the brighter sun, colorful garden with flowers, leaves, fresh air, and the smell of soil. Pack up all your winter clothes to enjoy sitting in shorts, and It is indeed a must to celebrate the change of the seasons with a special day in the calendar. Thus comes the Snowman Burning Day which is a celebration that marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” – Robin Williams
History of Snowman Burning Day
The Snowman Burning Day was first celebrated in the year 1971. The Unicorn Hunters at the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) have established the Day. It has been in celebration on the first day of Spring since then. The inspiration for this unique traditional celebration Day has come from Germany’s Rose Sunday Festival. Thus the mayor of each town will burn a straw-filled snowman if the children of the town have well behaved all the year. It is believed that the smoke coming from the bonfire is thought to ward off the blizzards and escort throughout the spring season. So a final goodbye is given to the last icy snowman of the year by setting it fire and watching it burn.
At present, the snowman is made of paper, wood, wire and decorated with paints to resemble the real snowman. Snowman Burning Day is traditionally celebrated by the people of America and Swiss to mark an end to winter. In 1922, this celebration was canceled due to environmental concerns, but people have brought it back as it is a traditional feast. The Unicorn Hunters will organize events and traditional activities including the annual poetry competition on this Day. People from the community can compose poems about the snowman burning and read them while at the event.
Other Celebrations on March 20
March 20 is also celebrated as
- Kiss Your Fiance Day
- World Storytelling Day
- National Proposal Day
- International Day of Happiness
- World Frog Day
- National Ravioli Day
How to Celebrate the day
The best way to celebrate Snowman Burning Day is to burn a snowman depicting a model. Get to know about the snowman burning and its history in detail. You can visit Lake Superior to participate in the events on this if you are affordable and watch the traditional snowman burning. Others can design a flammable snowman and invite friends to burn it as a way to welcome the spring. Write a snowman burning poem or let others write it to read it out loud to enjoy this Day. Share your welcome message for the spring on social media on this feast using the hashtag #SnowmanBurningDay.
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