False Spring is a holiday celebrated during autumn/winter in A Series of Unfortunate Events.


False Spring is a day in autumn/winter where the weather gets unusually warm before getting very cold again. Due to this, the frozen water in the mountains gets very thin, enough to dangerously threaten to crack if pierced enough.[1]


Every year for False Spring, the Snow Scouts hike up Mount Fraught in order to celebrate at the source of the Stricken Stream. One member is elected False Spring Queen, officially coronated when the other scouts perform a "fancy" dance, where they spin around the Springpole. (In the Netflix series, Brucie claims that False Spring Queen is usually a democratically elected position.[2])

Carmelita Spats is usually crowned the False Spring Queen, due to the scoutleader, Bruce, being her biological Uncle. The Snow Scouts would celebrate every year, though it is unknown if the tradition continued after the Man with a Beard but No Hair and Woman with Hair but No Beard used the celebration to kidnap the Scouts.

Esmé Squalor requested a fancy False Spring dinner to celebrate. Sunny Baudelaire made False Spring Rolls, an assortment of vegetables wrapped in spinach leaves, and including mushrooms and water chestnuts.[1]



Netflix Series


  • In the Netflix series, Esmé Squalor claims that she was False Spring Queen when she was fourteen, which is how she discovered her love of Pole Dancing.[3]




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