Celebrating Spring Equinox 2016
If you are an admirer of warm weather, you must be definitely looking forward to know when the next first day of spring 2016 is marked. If you also want to explore some celebration ideas for Spring Equinox 2016, do stay here to read the write-up. We have shared here the schedule that will let you know when you can welcome and embrace the very first maiden moments of this March equinox that is also known as spring quinox or vernal equinox. Considered being the most beautiful and reproductive season, spring marks celebrations of rejuvenation and re-growth occurs in nature and species during spring equinox 2016. You can check the first day of spring from here. You can also refer our post on first day of spring 2016 to know timings of the commencement of spring in several time zones.
The springtime begins on 19th of March 2016 in astronomical terms, but the date varies from 19th or 20th March 2016 in different parts of the Northern Hemisphere due to time difference. The Spring equinox attracts celebrations that rejoice for ideas of rebirth and rejuvenation or arrival of something new.
When is the First Day of Spring Equinox 2016
Before we look on the ways the spring equinox 2016 can be celebrated, we are sharing here the timings of the first day of the spring equinox 2016. Calculate the time of beginning of the first day of vernal equinox 2016 in your city or country looking at the dates and times of below time zones.
- UTC: 20th March 2016, Sunday at 4.31 AM
- EST : 19th March 2016, Saturday at 11.30 PM
The calculated duration of the spring equinox in Northern Hemisphere currently runs in 92.758 days. In spite of a universal teaching that day and nights are equally of 12 hours on the first day of spring and first day of autumn, some observations done by US Naval Observatory do contradict this fact as the first day of spring and first day of fall are seen longer than the nights by few minutes. A PDF document is given here.
Spring Equinox Celebrations | Vernal Equinox Traditions Around the World
Though the spring equinox is being celebrated in special ways in pagan and Wiccan culture, the beginning of spring equinox will also mark the onset of celebrations in modern world and prominent religions and countries across the world. You will find the answers here as we list some festivals and celebrations that will happen during spring equinox 2016.
Spring season epitomizes the beginnings or arrival of new and fresh things and renewal in nature and our spirits. The first most popular holidays to wait for during spring equinox are Easter Holidays in Christian religion and Passover feast in Jewish culture. The Easter is celebrated by feasting on Easter eggs that again symbolize birth and reproduction. The festival itself is a feast of resurrection of Lord Jesus.
China too has an ancient tradition which is celebrated with eggs on the day of the Spring Equinox which are symbols of reproduction. The tradition of egg balancing is celebrated to bring good luck and prosperity. Though eggs can be balanced on their broad ends at any time of the year, a myth surrounds that March equinox is the only day when eggs can be perfectly balanced.
Zoroastrian which is the Persian religion in Iran celebrates New Year or Nawroz during the Spring Equinox. Japan too celebrates Higan festival on March equinox as well on September equinox by paying homage to the ancestors and celebrates the shift of spirits from earthly world to the other world of enlightenment accordingly to Buddhism.
The modern generation worldwide celebrates the Earth Day since 1970 on 22nd April during the Vernal Equinox to promote measures and awareness to save the earth’s natural environment from pollutants and other destruction.
If you are admirer of the spring season and believe in the celebration of the first day of spring, the post will surely charm you. Do share it with your friends and let them know when the Spring Equinox 2016 begins. As the whole world unites in various celebrations during the spring equinox, you can also plan out your special days like weddings or beginning of some new venture on the first day of spring 2016. All the firstdayof different months are given here. The first days of the seasons are often considered as auspicious and symbolize good luck and good fortune. You can also refer our other articles to know the first days of all seasons, solstices and equinoxes.