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!

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.

VeryHard

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



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