Whichever name you wish to call this day... it is a day that many use as a time for purification, cleansing, beginning anew... i.e., spring cleaning! It is also a time used for creativity and commitment. So say your new year's resolution didn't quite work out for you over the past four weeks... Well here's another chance.! Start fresh... for now is the time to celebrate all things new. Give your house a thorough cleaning and even yourself! Commit to yourself to make a change... to rid yourself of the lulls of Winter and energize yourself for the coming Spring! Open your windows and let the chilly air and the warm sun cleanse out the stale and stagnant air in your home.
The Romans also celebrated this day by dedicating it to Goddesses Venus and Diana... both Goddesses of Love. The first flower of Spring was associated with these Goddesses hence the timing of this day as well. Not to mention the month of February was named for Goddess Februa... the Goddess of Fresh Starts. So another way to celebrate this day is to decorate for Valentine's Day!
I love how so many things that we do today, whether we take them seriously or consider them folklore, are all interconnected... representing times passed. So have fun with this day... after all... a little head start on Spring Cleaning couldn't hurt right?