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Spring equinox   /sprɪŋ ˈikwənˌɑks/   Listen
Spring equinox

noun
1.
March 21.  Synonyms: March equinox, vernal equinox.






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"Spring equinox" Quotes from Famous Books



... fire was his earthly symbol and the medium through which sacrifices to him were offered. Hence sun and fire-worship were identical. I am of opinion that originally the Beltane festival was held at the Spring equinox but that its original connection with the equinox, in process of time was forgotten, and it became a festival inaugurative of summer. There is some difference of opinion as to the particular day on which the Beltane festival was held in this country. Dr. Jamieson, Dr. R. Chambers, and ...
— Folk Lore - Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century • James Napier

... ten lunar months covering 304 days, and it is not known how the remaining days necessary to complete the solar revolution were dealt with, or disposed of. The year was considered to commence with March, probably with the intention of getting New Year's Day near to the spring equinox. The Celtic people and the Druids, with their mistletoe rites, kept New Year also at that time. The ten Roman months were named Martius, Aprilus, Maius, Junius, Quintillis, Sextilis, September, October, November, December. In ...
— More Science From an Easy Chair • Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester



Words linked to "Spring equinox" :   Nowrooz, march, equinox, springtime, autumnal equinox, Nowruz, mar, spring, Noruz



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