Fun Facts About The First Day of Spring

Here are some fun facts about the first day of spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox:

The word "equinox" comes from the Latin words "aequus" (equal) and "nox" (night), because on the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in length.

The first day of spring marks the beginning of the astrological year, as it is the day that the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac.

In many cultures, the first day of spring is celebrated as a time of renewal, rebirth, and fertility. For example, the ancient Romans celebrated the festival of Floralia, dedicated to the goddess Flora, on this day.

The first day of spring is also celebrated as International Day of Happiness, as declared by the United Nations in 2012.

In many parts of the world, the first day of spring is associated with various traditions and customs, such as the Persian New Year (Nowruz) and the Chinese New Year.

On the first day of spring, the Earth's axis is tilted neither towards nor away from the Sun, resulting in nearly equal amounts of daylight and darkness.

The exact moment of the Vernal Equinox varies from year to year, but it usually falls on March 20th or 21st in the Northern Hemisphere and September 22nd or 23rd in the Southern Hemisphere.

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