Next week it will officially be Springtime! In our house, we celebrate Ostara, or the Vernal Equinox--most commonly known as the First Day of Spring. In Greek myth, this is the day where the Goddess Persephone returns from her six-month stay in the Underworld to rejoin her mother, Demeter--and her joy brings forth the crops and bounty of the Earth. Springtime--and Easter--are traditional celebrations of fertility, and so the egg is an obvious symbol. Sprouted seeds are another symbol that we tend to include--especially since we've started keeping a vegetable garden.