Our Spring Equinox Special brings to you several great spring celebrations and traditions from around the world, both ancient and modern. While each culture has its unique rituals and ways of viewing the Spring Equinox, there are often similarities between them, too.
One the Spring Equinox, the center of the sun stands directly over Earth’s equator, giving most of the planet 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. Even in ancient times, people recognized this distinct day. Over time, mythologies and superstitious ideas grew around this day until they developed into well-established holidays and festivals.
Although some of the traditions may seem strange to us today, they made sense in those cultures in those ancient times. You might just learn of a tradition you’d like to experience.
Spring is still a special time of year, and most people love the appearance of flowers, warmer weather, and the chance to spend a holiday meal with family and friends.
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