March Equinox!


March 20th, is the vernal equinox day. Vernal means spring, and equinox means that the length of the day and the length of the night is almost the same. It also marks the beginning of spring, so many events or festivals are going to be held after the day. In fact, the average temperature becomes higher and higher, and day time also change longer day by day.


In your country, is the vernal equinox day celebrated as a special day? Cristian Easter and Jewish passover is set to this day, because this special day played a big role calculating the dates. Easter eggs are popular symbol of easter and used egg hunting which is a traditional playing on the Easter day. The balance of daytime is considered as lucky in China, and also eggs are used as a symbol of fertility. In Japan, people celebrate the coming of spring on the day. On the other hand, ancient relatives are remembered on the fall equinox. The Iranian new year day, called Nowruz, occurs around the equinox according to Iranian calendar.  Thus equinox day is used to celebrate different cultural things in several countries. 

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