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 ...

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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
More information: 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.

Easy

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

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Answer: Spring
More information: 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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In what city was the International Day of Happiness formally launched in 2013?

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Answer: New York
More information: The International Day of Happiness was launched in 2013 by Ndaba Mandela, the late Nelson Mandela's grandson and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the TedXTeen conference in New York City.

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

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Answer: North
More information: 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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What does the Latin word equinox translate to in English?

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Answer: "Equal night"
More information: 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.

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

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

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

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Answer: Finland
More information: 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.

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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
More information: 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

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

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

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Which country observes an official Vernal Equinox Day?

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Answer: Japan
More information: 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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