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 ...

Hard

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
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.

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.

VeryHard

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

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

Hard

Which country celebrates its New Year on the vernal equinox?

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Answer: Iran
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.

Medium

The purpose of the International Day of Happiness is to promote happiness as well as what other beneficial aspect of life?

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Answer: Well-being
UN resolution 66/281 recognized well-being as a universal goal and aspiration alongside happiness.

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.

Medium

What does the Latin word equinox translate to in English?

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Answer: "Equal night"
Equinox translates into English as "equal night", which alludes to the fact that day and night hours are virtually the same length during these occasions.

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.

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.

Easy

The vernal equinox signifies the advent of which season in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Answer: Spring
In the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox marks the first day of Spring. However, in the Southern Hemisphere, this same date is the beginning of Fall.



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