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!

VeryHard

Which country ranked dead last out of the 156 surveyed for the UN's 2018 World Happiness Report?

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Answer: Burundi
The African nation of Burundi, largely due to its issues with poverty and violence, holds the unenviable position of coming in last on the 2018 World Happiness Report.

Medium

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.

Hard

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.

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 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.

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.

Easy

An equinox is marked by what notable occurrence?

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Answer: Equal day and night
On most of the Earth's latitudes, there is roughly an equal amount of day and night hours during an equinox.

Easy

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.

Hard

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

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Answer: Finland
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.

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.



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