March Equinox Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a March Equinox Trivia Quiz!

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.

Hard

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.

Hard

In what city was the International Day of Happiness formally launched in 2013?

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Answer: New York
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.

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.

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.

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.

Easy

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.

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.

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

Which Christian holiday is directly related to the observance of the March equinox?

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Answer: Easter
Easter is traditionally celebrated on the Sunday after the first full moon that occurs on or after the March equinox.



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