Find a Rainbow Day
About Find a Rainbow Day
When is Find a Rainbow Day? This holiday is always observed on April 3
The month of April brings spring showers. After those showers, the sun comes out and a rainbow often appears. This makes today, the perfect time to celebrate Find a Rainbow Day. We don’t always hope for rain in an already rainy month. But, to truly enjoy this day, you need rain to see a rainbow. And, if you are really lucky, you may see an uncommon double one. Make sure you have your camera ready, so you can capture the moment.
Alright, let’s all dial back to our high school science class days for a moment, to remember exactly how a rainbow is formed. A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon. A rainbow is bent, refracted white light, forming all the colors of the light spectrum. In high school, your science teacher used a prism, to demonstrate this dispersion of light into its primary colors. When you see a rainbow, it’s the same principle as the prism. Water particles in the air act as a prism to bend light, forming a rainbow.
Do You Remember? If you know Roy G. Biv, advance to the head of the class! Roy G. Biv was the name science teachers used, to help us to memorize the major colors of the white light spectrum, in the order in which they appear in a rainbow. They are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
Here’s another fact you may not know: A rainbow is actually a circle. But, rainbows are low in the sky, with the bottom half lost in the earth.
In Search of a Pot of Gold – Me lads and me laddies, according to Irish tradition, there is an elusive pot of gold awaiting you. It was put there by elves.
Song of the Day: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, sung by Judy Garland
As you know, rainbows occur after rain. Look for them as the sun comes out in the disappearing clouds opposite the sun. Single rainbows are by far the most common. Double rainbows are uncommon but certainly not rare. If you see a double one, make sure to get a picture of it and you will have double the luck all day long.
Triple and quadruple rainbows can occur. However, they are very rare. The trick is to look toward the sun, not away from it.
How to Celebrate Find a Rainbow Day
- If it rains today, look for a rainbow.
- Pull out and look at old pictures of rainbows. Are any of them doubles!?
- Share the pictures on social media.
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – – Dalai Lama
History and Origin of Find a Rainbow Day
Find a Rainbow Day was first celebrated around 2013. We found no references to this holiday event before 2013. We have yet to discover the creator or why this day was created.
Beginning in 2018, this holiday was sometimes called “National Find a Rainbow Day”. However, we found no reference to a presidential proclamation or act of congress declaring this a true “National” day.
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