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 country ranked number-one in the UN World Happiness Report of 2018?

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Answer: Finland
More information: The 2018 World Happiness Report, which is related to the International Day of Happiness, ranked Finland as the happiest country on Earth followed respectively by Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

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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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In what city did the 2019 World Happiness Summit take place?

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Answer: Miami
More information: Since its inception in 2017, the World Happiness Summit has taken place annually in Miami, Florida.

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Jayme Illien, founder of the International Day of Happiness, is originally from which country?

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Answer: India
More information: Jayme's life actually began as an abandoned infant on the streets of Kolkata, India, but his fortunes changed when he was adopted by an American woman via Mother Teresa's International Mission of Hope.

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Which country celebrates its New Year on the vernal equinox?

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Answer: Iran
More information: The March equinox is known as Nowruz in some parts of Europe and Asia and marks the beginning of the calendar year, specifically in places like Iran.

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In which constellation does the sun appear to reside in during the March equinox?

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Answer: Pisces
More information: Currently, the sun appears to be within the constellation Pisces during the vernal equinox. However, due to shifts in the Earth's axis this changes every few thousand years, so in 2597 during the March equinox, it will instead appear to be part of Aquarius.

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The Happiness Development Movement, which eventually led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness, began in which year?

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Answer: 1972
More information: The Happiness Development Movement began in 1972 through a philosophy introduced by the king of Bhutan, the same country that initiated the resolution which led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness.

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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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Who was the UN General Secretary when International Happiness Day was established?

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Answer: Ban Ki-Moon
More information: Korea's Ban Ki-moon was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 2007 to 2016 and strongly supported International Happiness Day during its inception.

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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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