I guess, there is a subtle difference between these expressions:

the first day of spring
the first spring day

Could you help me grasp it?

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    There are both correct. But the first day of spring is "prettier". – Lambie Jun 1 '17 at 18:26

The first day of Spring.

The first day of the season.

The first spring day.

The first day in the season of Spring whose weather is what it would be on a normal spring day.

Spring came officially a week ago. But because of the snow we've been having this past week, today is the first spring day we've had. It has been wintry until today.

  • Not vice versa? – Yulia Jun 1 '17 at 18:48
  • @Yulia Not really. "the first day of spring" usually refers to a specific calendar date (I think around March 20). "the first spring day " would be the first day (I suppose during springtime) that has spring-like weather. – user3169 Jun 1 '17 at 19:16

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