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 ...

Challenge yourself with a March Equinox Trivia Quiz!

Hard

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

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Answer: Smurfs
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.

VeryHard

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

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Answer: Pisces
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.

Hard

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

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

Easy

From an astronomical standpoint, which event marks the end of the Spring season?

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Answer: Summer Solstice
The June or Summer solstice is considered to generally mark the end of Spring and signal the beginning of Summer.

Medium

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

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Answer: Gross National Happiness
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.

Hard

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
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.

Hard

In what year was the International Day of Happiness officially established?

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Answer: 2012
Under resolution 66/281, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness on 12 July 2012.

Medium

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

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

Easy

There are two equinoxes annually, with one falling in March. In what month is the other?

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Answer: September
The autumnal equinox occurs in September and marks the beginning of the Fall season (in the Northern Hemisphere).

Medium

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

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Answer: Towards the Sun
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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