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March Equinox

Join us in marking the March Equinox, a celestial event that balances the day with night, ushering in the vibrant bloom of spring!
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Join us in celebrating the glorious March Equinox on March 20! This is no ordinary day; it marks a spectacular celestial event that creates a perfect balance between day and night all over the globe. Dating back to ancient times, civilizations have recognized the equal duration of daylight and darkness on this day, declaring it as a time of balance, harmony, and renewal. As we bid farewell to the cold, stark serenity of winter, the March Equinox brings forth the vibrant bloom of spring, painting the world in brilliant hues of pink, yellow, and green. So, let's welcome the changing of the seasons and the awakening of nature on this beautiful day!

History of March Equinox

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>3000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Stonehenge Construction</div><div class='timeline-text'>Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument in England, was constructed and is thought to have been used as a celestial observatory for marking solar cycles like equinoxes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1200 BC </div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Peruvian Observatories</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ancient Peruvians built numerous architectural complexes designed to mark the occurrence of equinoxes, providing evidence of their advanced astronomical knowledge.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>432 AD </div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mayan Celestial Observations</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Mayans erected several structures like the El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza, which displays a spectacular equinox phenomenon known as the "Descent of Kukulkan".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>153 AD</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Equinox Relation to Zodiac</div><div class='timeline-text'>Greek astronomer Ptolemy's book Almagest delineated the connection between equinox and the zodiac signs, deepening our understanding of celestial movements.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1916</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Equinox in Modern Calendar</div><div class='timeline-text'>The equinox played a fundamental role in designing the modern solar calendar, ensuring the calendar year remains aligned with the solar year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Peace and Prayer Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>On the March Equinox, World Peace and Prayer Day was initiated globally, using the symbolism of celestial balance to promote peace and harmony.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate March Equinox

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a spring centerpiece</h3><p class='facts-text'>Get creative and make a centerpiece that embodies the vibrant spirit of spring. You can use fresh flowers, colored eggs, or even painted rocks. This is not just about being crafty; it’s about embracing the colors and energy of the upcoming season.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Witness the celestial event</h3><p class='facts-text'>The equinox is a spectacular wonder to behold. Find a quiet spot outdoors free from city lights where you can watch the sun rises precisely in the east and sets precisely in the west. Don't forget to bring a blanket and your loved ones.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Plant something new</h3><p class='facts-text'>In honor of the earth's renewal, plant something new in your garden or pot a new indoor plant. As you watch it grow, you'll be reminded of the invigorating spirit of the new season.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Perform a balance ritual</h3><p class='facts-text'>Reflect on the concept of balance during the equinox. Perform a balance ritual like meditating, practicing yoga or simply going for a silent walk. Seek to balance your mind as the day balances with the night.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a spring feast</h3><p class='facts-text'>Get together with loved ones and host a feast to celebrate the arrival of spring. Include fresh veggies, fruits and floral-themed desserts that signify the bounty and beauty of the season.</p></div></div>

Why We Love March Equinox

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It signifies change and renewal</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The March Equinox is the marker of a new beginning where we transition from the cold winter to the vibrant spring. It represents an annual rebirth of nature and is a signal that warmer days are coming.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It presents a unique celestial event</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The equinox presents us with a rare celestial event, where daylight and nighttime are almost equal. This event allows us to experience our planet’s balanced rotation which is not only awe-inspiring, but also profound.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It embraces creative traditions</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From creating spring centerpieces, planting new life, performing balance rituals, to hosting spring feasts, this event encourages shared activities that link us to natural cycles and promotes harmony and creativity.</p></div></div>

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