March 29—The Full Worm Moon
At the time of this spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. See all full Moon names.
March 30—First Day of Passover
Passover is a weeklong festival commemorating the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and slavery. Family and friends gather together on the first and second nights for the high point of the festival observance, the seder service. The experience of the exodus is told in story, song, prayer, and food.
Instead of the traditional gefilte fish first course, try this creamy (but dairy-free) fish dish for Passover.
The Symbolic Egg
The elliptical egg often symbolizes spring, rebirth, and the season’s renewal of life.
Using eggs as a holiday tradition is found across cultures. During the Jewish Passover (starting March 30), a roasted egg sits on the seder plate. Eggs associated with Easter (April 4) are fertility symbols and reflect ancient spring renewal rites. For Christians, eggs were traditionally forbidden during Lent and always eaten on Easter Sunday.
In light of these customs, here are some recipes that use eggs:
Lemon Soufflé Pancakes
Tortilla-Rolled Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, and Caramelized Onions
Italian Easter Bread
and April’s in the skies.
Earth, look up with laughter
in your eyes!
–Charles G. D. Roberts (1860–1943)
Gardening by the Moon
Learn more about this age-old practice for planting your above- and belowground crops. Watch video!
Great Almanac Giveaway
Check out this month’s prize:
20 eco-friendly seed packets for you! AND, select 5 friends who will receive 10 packets each! Urban Farmer offers a large variety of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for home gardens.