Celebrate Spring!


FACES Magazine April 2022. For many, winters are long, cold, and dark. They are eager to enjoy the warmth and sunshine that spring brings. Discover how people around the world celebrate the season of hope and renewal. 

We often celebrate the arrival of spring with May Day festivals or garden parties. But how does the rest of the world celebrate the season of rebirth? This edition of FACES goes around the world to explore spring festivals, customs, and traditions.


Thailand has a ginormous water fight. In Bermuda, they fly kites. Australia has a flower festival. Japan honors their children. And Finland finds witches. So many countries, so many traditions, all to welcome spring. Take an in-depth look at a few special and unusual celebrations, complete with gorgeous photos that highlight the fun and unique aspects. From special spring foods to colorful costumes, to the world’s largest omelet (1500 eggs!), you’ll be surprised and delighted to see how many different ways there are to celebrate this special season. You may even find some new traditions for your family to try!


Enjoy features including:

·         Welcoming the Sun at Teotihuacan by Marcia Amidon Lusted

·         Songkran by Ruth Rodgers

·         Celebrating Children in Japan by Ann Collins

·         Kites, Carpets, and Chocolate Bilbies: Easter Traditions around the World by Marcia Amidon Lusted

·         Hope Springs Eternal at Spring Training by Elizabeth Crooker

·         Holiday of Hope by Debbie Detering

·         Scrambled Eggs? It Must Be Spring by Marcia Amidon Lusted

·         The Painted Elephant Parade by Jennifer Buchet

·         The Robin’s Red Breast retold by Pat Betteley

Regular features of FACES Magazine include High Five, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Where in the World, A Closer Look, Your Turn, Dear Kylie, Art Connection, Say What?, One Last Face, Contest, and a crossword puzzle.