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The Festival of Nature: Happy Spring Equinox Day

Happy Spring Equinox Day

As we all know March is the month of spring. It is hence the month of Spring Equinox Day. In Japan the 20th or 21st of March is celebrated as the locally known ‘Shunbun no Hi’. It is that day of year during spring when the lengths of day and night are equal. During the period of Meiji Government this day was declared as a national holiday. The celebrations of Spring Equinox Day begin three days prior and end three days post the actual day. This time period is called “higan”. Higan is an occasion Read more [...]