Equinox -2019…Hello Spring!!!

Winter is officially OVER! Yippee!

Today we celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Vernal in Latin means ‘to bloom’. At 5:58 p.m.  EST, the sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator and this ‘happening’ is called the Equinox which NASA says literally means ‘equal night’. With the Equinox, we transition from shorter to longer days(at least half the planet does 🙂 )and we get more sunlight as the sun rises higher above the horizon.

On today, March 20th-21st depending on where you live, there are fun things to know about to make the most of this day.

FIRST: have you had your egg today? Or do you have plans to celebrate the tradition of seeing if an egg can stand on it’s end? This tradition, we believe originated in China. They also celebrate by having egg-rolls  today.

SECOND: For either hemisphere…have you gotten outside yet and ‘connected’ with nature. It’s said to be the perfect day for it. If you do, take time to listen to the sounds you hear. Lately, we have heard many animal sounds here…especially the coyotes at night and the rooster at all times of the day. And, the last few days, the birds have woken us up early with all their talking and singing.

THIRD: Soak in the sun! I sure hope you have some today. The sun does wonders for our physical and emotional health. All it takes is a few minutes each day to reap its benefits.

FOURTH: Watch the clock and be present at the exact moment that the equinox occurs. In other words…enjoy the moment…make it something special. We will be celebrating with an outdoor picnic of eggs, fresh spring fruits and vegetables and meats and wine.

FIFTH: Do some planting. Whether its plants or flowers or trees, it’s a fun way to celebrate.

SIXTH: Tell stories to your children about things in the past. Get together and tell neighbors, families, and friends stories about yourself.  IT’S WORLD STORYTELLING DAY today too and that, to me, is a fun way to celebrate.

SEVENTH: Lastly, Get out and enjoy the last SUPERMOON of 2019. It’s happening tonight too.

There are some countries that celebrate Mothers Day today, while others, like India and Turkey celebrate the New Year.

It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelo…”we are more alike than we are different” as all of us on this planet of ours today are experiencing the Equinox.  So, have a wonderful time celebrating and enjoying the Spring Equinox if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and the Autumn Equinox if you live in the Southern Hemisphere.

HAPPY Equinox Day everyone!

 We had our picnic for the Equinox. At the exact moment, one of our resident doves started cooing and when we opened our Dove dark chocolate candy for dessert…the message mine said was Hello Spring and hubby’s said Feel the sunshine!😊☀️😊

 

19 Comments on “Equinox -2019…Hello Spring!!!

  1. We just got back from Lowe’s and a plant-buying expedition, and one could sense a different sort of atmosphere. Everyone, customer and staff alike, seemed in a pleasant mood and ready to get their Spring on! — Mike

    Liked by 1 person

    • Love it! And, we are noticing the same thing here…it’s as if people are breathing a sigh of relief and relaxing now that winter is officially over. Happy planting! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Got some stuff for pots, mostly. Here, we’re still a few weeks away from being safe to put a lot into the ground. But the Equinox mood is definitely on 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Haha! I love the way you say that! The Equinox mood…We are planting in pots also 🙂

        Like

  2. Happy Equinox day! Thank you for sharing these lovely customs 😊 here we celebrate tomorrow the Spring beginning and the Mother’s Day as well so it’s a special day 😊
    Have a great time

    Liked by 1 person

    • You’re very welcome! I am glad you liked the blog and it’s really fun to hear that you are celebrating those customs tomorrow. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms where you are 🙂 and Happy Spring!

      Liked by 1 person

      • My pleasure as well 😊 Happy Mother’s day indeed to all moms out there, they deserve to be celebrated more than once in the year 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      • oh yes love to know about different customs 🙂 Happy Mother’s day to all moms indeed! They deserve to be celebrated more than once per year 👍 happy spring to you as well 🌺😊

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Now instead of looking it up I should of just read your post first lol enjoy your picnic it’s a bit cold here for that but sun is shining nice and bright!❤️

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: