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Do people in every culture feel the sudden urge to clean in springtime?

Author's Note

Before I started researching this article and other articles on spring cleaning, I have to admit that I hadn't given it much thought beyond the actual cleaning part. But once I started looking at different holidays and festivals around the world that took place during the spring, I realized that it doesn't always mean the act of cleaning your house in a literal sense. Of course, it's not possible to say whether all cultures do some kind of spring cleaning, but there usually seems to be something going on.

Personally, I'm not as great about the house cleaning, but I definitely do think about changing up my health routine when spring comes. And with tax time coming up, finances are also at the forefront of my mind. I like the idea of reinterpreting "spring cleaning" to mean all different kinds of cleaning, though. It takes the pressure off me to have a shiny, clean house, but I can also happily tell people that yes, I've been spring cleaning too!

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