Dairy Queen Is Celebrating the Start of Spring with Free Ice Cream Today

Today is the FIRST DAY of Spring . . . even though it may not feel like it in most of the country right now.  But even if it’s cold, you’re not going to turn down FREE ice cream, right?

Dairy Queen is celebrating the arrival of spring with “Free Cone Day.”  Participating (non-mall) locations are giving out free small vanilla cones to ALL guests, with a limit of one per person.

If you’re wondering WHY today is the first day of spring, it has nothing to do with the weather outside, or what a groundhog said last month.

In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring officially begins with the “vernal equinox,” which occurs between March 19th and 21st, depending on the year.

An equinox happens twice a year, at the points when the Earth’s tilt toward the sun makes it so that day and night last the same amount of time.  In fact, the word equinox comes from two Latin words meaning equal and night.

(ABC News / Wikipedia)