Rainbows are beautiful, a little mysterious, and symbolic in many different cultures and religions. Songs are written by them, dreams are hung on them and an entire movement has wrapped itself in the rainbow colors. We even have a National Holiday to celebrate these beautiful illusions. April 3rd is Find a Rainbow Day. This day in spring, is the perfect time to celebrate a symbol of hope, the end of storms and beginning of growth. The following article dives a bit deeper into the history of Find a Rainbow Day, what we celebrate on that day and different ways to celebrate.
What is Find a Rainbow Day?
Find a Rainbow Day celebrate the beautiful light shows that heralds the end of rain. They’re also a chance to look up from the ground and see something beautiful in your life. Symbolic of hope and faith, this day can be the perfect time to look up from your day to day worries and find the hope and faith to see the beauty surrounding you in the midst of the storm. It’s also a chance to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the natural world. The rainbow is one of nature’s most beautiful phenomenon after all.
History of Find a Rainbow Day
People have legends regarding rainbows since the beginning of time. The science behind rainbows has been around since the late 17th century but it hasn’t dimmed their magical quality. However, it wasn’t until around 2013 that a day was set aside to celebrate them.
When Is Find a Rainbow Day Celebrated?
This holiday is April 3rd of every year. April is usually a rainy month and makes it perfect for searching for actual rainbows. It also is a month of spring, new life and hope which are all elements of the holiday itself.
How to Celebrate
Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Find a Rainbow Day this year and every year.
- Have a rainbow themed party. Off rainbow themed snacks such as skittles, M&M and colorful fruit trays. Encourage your guests to dress in one of the rainbow colors.
- Make a paper rainbow …or five. Put a message of hope or encouragement on the other side and hand it out to people you know or are just passing by.
- Go for a hike. Even if you don’t see a rainbow, getting out into nature’s fresh greenness will be a good way to celebrate nature and renewal.
Why We Love the Holiday
This holiday is the perfect time to celebrate renewal, hope and beauty. Everyone needs those reminders once in a while and setting aside a day to reflect on those values is amazing. Whether we see them this year, April 3rd is the day to celebrate a favorite symbol.
Find a Rainbow Day is a chance to celebrate not only one of nature’s most beautiful phenomenon, but also a symbol of hope and faith. Every year in early spring, it’s your chance to renew your own hope and spread it to those around you.