whuppity scoori

Spring has sprung!

Even with a chilly wind, you sense the feel of Spring in the air – the scent of Spring in the air.

It just feels different.  And when you see your first robin or robins (in my case) , you believe it for sure.

Spring just makes me want to celebrate.

Recently I read about an annual Spring tradition in the small town of Lanark, Scotland to welcome the arrival of Spring, called Whuppity Scoorie.

The children in this small town gather together at 6:00 p.m., awaiting the ringing of the church bell.  When they hear it’s peal, they all take off running, anti-clockwise around the church building, shouting and making lots of noise, swinging paper balls on a string  (made from newspaper) over their heads.  After three times running around the church, the children join in a coin toss scramble.

At this point in time, nobody in Lanark really knows what Whuppity Scoorie means or when it started, but it’s been going on for ages – and it’s far too much fun to stop.

Just even saying Whuppity Scoorie is fun!

Spring deserves it, don’t you think?   – something to definitely make some noise about upon its arrival?

Maybe at least we can all open our windows and welcome the Spring in.  G0 outside and chase the wind. Do our own version of shouting and hooting to celebrate Spring’s arrival – this new birth of nature, this new beginning.

I wish all of you a fun and Happy Spring.

Hooray!

 

 

 

 

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