March Equinox Trivia and Answers

It's an astronomical event, it's day of festivity since antiquity and and international day. How much do you really know about it? Let's put your knowledge to the test ...

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Which Christian holiday is directly related to the observance of the March equinox?

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Answer: Easter
More information: Easter is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the March equinox.

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Which country initiated the UN resolution which led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: Bhutan
More information: This resolution was put forth by the Kingdom of Bhutan, a landlocked country located in South Asia.

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In what city was the International Day of Happiness formally launched in 2013?

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Answer: New York
More information: The International Day of Happiness was launched in 2013 by Ndaba Mandela, the late Nelson Mandela's grandson and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the TedXTeen conference in New York City.

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Which is the official website of the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: happinessday.org
More information: The HappinessDay.org website is managed by the United Nations in conjunction with Jayme Illien, founder of the International Day of Happiness.

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Which astronomical celestial event generally occurs on the same date as the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: March Equinox
More information: Though there are variations, the March equinox generally occurs on 20 March, with International Happiness Day adopting this date due to that event.

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The concept of promoting and measuring an entire locality's happiness level is known as what?

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Answer: Gross National Happiness
More information: The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is responsible for this development - Gross National Happiness - which has been adopted in various countries and cities around the world and laid the foundation for the International Day of Happiness.

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Which cartoon characters have been formally associated with the International Day of Happiness?

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Answer: Smurfs
More information: The "Small Smurfs Big Goals" campaign was launched in 2017, in which characters from the "Smurfs: the Lost Village" animated feature teamed up with the UN to promote International Happiness Day.

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In which direction does the sun cross the equator during the March equinox?

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Answer: North
More information: The sun travels northward across the equator (from south to north) during the March equinox, while it does the opposite during its autumnal counterpart.

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During its vernal equinox, the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth tilts in which direction?

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Answer: Towards the Sun
More information: The Northern Hemisphere starts to tilt toward the sun during its vernal equinox, which results in warmer temperatures and thus brings about the Spring season from Winter.

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Which musical celebrity officially promoted the second and third observance of the International Day of Happiness respectively in 2014 and 2015?

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Answer: Pharrell Williams
More information: Pharrell Williams, in collaboration with the United Nations, promoted the International Day of Happiness in 2014. He did the same in 2015, which featured him giving a speech in front of the UN General Assembly.



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