March Equinox Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a March Equinox Trivia Quiz!

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.



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