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EQUINOX. The name given to two periods of the year when the days and nights are equal; that is, when the space of time between the rising and setting of the sun is one half of a natural day. Dig. 43, 13, 1, 8. Vide Day.

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Seattle-based progressive astrologer Steven Shroyer writes in his blog that the power of the spring equinox is the flipping of the dominance of darkness to the dominance of light.
With a cold nights-mild days rhythm stirring hidden sap, and today's spring equinox, we plan to pile our pancakes inches deep, and celebrate with syrup.
As March 20 heralded in the first official day of spring around the world, it was also a Japanese National Holiday called Spring Equinox Day or Shunbun No Hi.
In the northern hemisphere, the sun moves south to north in the spring equinox, and days grow longer and nights shorter.
Or you can walk this way A SPRING Equinox ramble is being held in Middlesbrough on Thursday, March 21 from 10am-12.
Hundreds of people in Tokyo have been throwing tonnes of soybeans at one another, to celebrate the spring equinox.
Christmas belongs to the winter cycle of holidays that begins with the winter solstice (22 December) and ends with the spring equinox (21 March).
The day, celebrated close to the spring equinox and Easter, is marked on March 25, but is moved in order not to coincide with Easter or the Sunday preceding it.
TWEET OF THE DAY osbornejamie A rather big Telly Tubbyesque sun in Upper Lambourn this morning Weather forecaster and occasional trainer Jamie Osborne with the view from Lambourn on the Spring equinox Follow the Racing Post on twitter @racing_post for breaking news
com) are a good enough reason to toast the spring equinox, and set sail with something a little sweeter on the palate.
But as for Easter, they chose the first Sunday after the first full moon which follows the spring equinox.
Celebrated over a period of 13 days, beginning on March 21, the spring equinox, Nowruz (meaning new day) begins with a big bang celebration of food and family, and trickles down to private intimate get-togethers over the next two weeks.