There are few things more beautiful than a perfect spring day on the Haverford campus, except maybe a perfect spring day on the Haverford campus on Pinwheel Day.
Pinwheel Day, which is meant to celebrate and commemorate the beginning of spring and warm weather, is a beloved, but mysterious, tradition. According to Ford mythology, on the first seasonable day of spring, the campus awakens to find Founders Green carpeted with multi-colored, spinning pinwheels, which appeared overnight thanks to the secretive effort of (an) anonymous do-gooder(s). (We like to think it’s the work of a particularly crafty black squirrel. But that’s just us.)
A little bit of sleuthing leads us to tidbits like this one: Pinwheel Day was started by a student in 1998. But part of the impromptu event’s charm is its secrecy, so we decided not to dig too much deeper. So thank you to whomever is responsible for making Founders Green look like a whimsical fairy tale this morning. We wouldn’t reveal your identity/identities even if we knew it/them.