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The word equinox derives from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night). The equinoxes are the two days each year when the hours of night and day are in equal length anywhere on Earth.
The Vernal Equinox is known as the first day of spring, occuring in 2017 on Monday, March 20 at 10:29am Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) or 5:29am Central Daylight Time.
Festival of Eostre
Held on the Spring Equinox in honor of Eostre - a Celtic/Germanic goddess of fertility - this ancient festival celebrates spring, rebirth, and new beginnings. The name Eostre is rooted in both the direction "East" where the rising sun bring a new day and the "Easter" resurrection.
Rabbits and eggs are traditional symbols of fertility and birth during Eostre and it is a common custom to hide brightly colored eggs for children to find.
Peter Rabbit Garland
by Jon Hassell
Personalized Christmas Stockings