In Pallars Fusteswe wish you a happy spring equinox!
What is the equinox?
The spring equinox is the day when night and day are the same duration and take place today, March 20th. This phenomenon occurs because the light of the Sun affects the equator and, consequently, the light we receive is the same in all parts of the planet.
Many people know it as the day that spring begins, because from there the days begin to lengthen and, in addition, the time change occurs days later. This year the time change will be on Sunday, March 28th.
Every year we celebrate two equinoxes and two solstices, each marking the beginning of a season. The spring equinox, however, is considered relevant in many countries, the season is traditionally considered the moment for fertility, regeneration and rebirth.
Each country celebrates the arrival of spring in a different way.
Mexico is a country deeply rooted in nature and astrology and has the belief that solar energy recharges you when it lands on the equator. Therefore, during the equinox, people, in order to capture these good energies, dress in white and travel to important archeological points such as Teotihuacán, Chichén Itzá or El Tajín.
Later, during the season, the Spring Festival is celebrated, such as the San Marcos Fair or the Tabasco Fair, among others.
In the north of this Asian country, Holi is celebrated, a Hindu tradition where both children and adults take to the streets and throw colored dust while dancing and singing to commemorate the colors of spring and the events of its mythology. The festival of color lasts 24 hours, in other words it lasts all night and day.
Songkran water festival is celebrated in Thailand and, as the name suggests, there is no shortage of water on this festival. For Thais it is the celebration of their New Year and it is traditional to visit a Buddhist monastery, dance and wet everyone who passes in front of you. The festival can last up to 6 days!
This is already a well-known celebration around the world. The Japanese celebrate their beginning of spring admiring the flowering of the cherry trees. Families or groups of friends usually go to the countryside and sit under the cherry trees while picnicking.
Everyone knows the Gloucester Rolling Cheese Festival. With over 200 years of tradition, England celebrates spring with effusiveness by throwing itself on Copper’s Hill behind a cheese. It sounds like a lot of fun, but it’s dangerous, you have to be well prepared if you want to take part!
Finally, we wish you a good start to spring again. We hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For our part, we will celebrate by admiring nature and taking inspiration from the colors, flowers and trees so characteristic of the season in order to create good projects that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly.