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!

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

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

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

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Answer: Ban Ki-Moon
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 country observes an official Vernal Equinox Day?

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Answer: Japan
Vernal Equinox Day is a national holiday in Japan, which is marked by visiting the grave sites of relatives and holding family reunions.

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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
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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During the March equinox, thousands of visitors flock to the Temple of Kukulcan to see a rare architectural event. Where is this site located?

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Answer: Mexico
During the equinoxes, a shadow resembling a snake can be seen running down the ancient Mayan Temple of Kukulcan, which is located in Mexico.

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

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

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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.

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In Arab countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Syria, which other holiday shares the same date as the March equinox?

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Answer: Mother's Day
Beginning in 1956, Mother's Day has been observed on the same date as the vernal equinox in many Arab countries due to the clear association between motherhood and fertility/Spring.



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