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April is Spring Cleaning Month!

April 2019 Is Spring Cleaning Month!

The History of Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with cold winters. In many cultures, annual cleaning occurs at the end of the year, which may be in spring or winter, depending on the calendar or background. The term is also used metaphorically for any kind of heavy duty cleaning or organizing enterprise.
Spring cleaning persists today in many forms. The tradition to clean the house thoroughly either right before or during the first week of Great Lent, which is referred to as Clean Week. This also often corresponds with the Julian New Year, or April 1st and the 7th-13th is considered clean week.
Some researchers trace the origin of spring cleaning to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians continue the practice of khaneh tekani (Persian: خانه‌تکانی; literally "shaking the house") just before the Persian new year. Everything in the house is thoroughly cleaned, from the drapes to the furniture.
Another possibility has been suggested that the origins of spring cleaning date back to the ancient Jewish practice of thoroughly cleansing the home in anticipation of the springtime festival of Passover (Pesach). In remembrance of the Israelites' hasty flight from Egypt following their captivity there, during the week-long observance of the Passover holiday, there are strict prohibitions against eating or drinking anything which may have been leavened or fermented with yeast (Exodus 12:15, 19).
Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_cleaning
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