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Spring breeze - the June sun

March 21 2006
14:17

The fact that the spring came, with full confidence and not sinning against the truth can speak it with today. March 21 - the vernal equinox - the annual astronomical and geographical landmark date, with which the number of interesting natural phenomena and ancient legends.

On this day, Earth is in a position relative to the Sun that both hemispheres - from the equator to the poles - are heated relatively equally. At the same time, the hemispheres are changing seasons: in the southern hemisphere autumn, in the north - the spring, and vice versa.

In this position, the Earth is twice a year. March 21 - the vernal equinox, and September 23 - the day of the autumnal equinox. And the day finally comes to the same rights as night and compared it in length.

It was at this time in the ancient Slavic cultures accounted for the majority of rituals are associated with meeting the long-awaited spring. The first such holiday ritual, as is known, is the burning of Pancake Day and farewell to winter. And after the equinox comes holiday "Magpies", on which our ancestors "called out the spring, sing songs, bake" The Lark ". This custom has been associated with bird arrival. Baked cookies, form, taste and elegant design which were the subject of constant pride and competition of different villages.

In Japanese culture today - a holiday called "Syumbun. At this time, the Japanese visit the graves of ancestors - the name Higan weeks, beginning three days before the equinox translates to "the other side of the river of death." It is believed that seven days a week Higan living can communicate with departed to another world. Nevertheless, this afternoon in the eastern culture - a celebration of life and all the light. From that day on the southern Japanese cherry blossom.

The vernal equinox is particularly isolated the Celts and Druids. Now, this tradition adopted the romance-Tolkienists - today, they note, "Alban Eiler" - Elven New Year holiday, or birds.

And the Muslims attack the astronomical spring is associated with one of the most beloved religious holidays Navrez or Nouruz ("new day"). Only Navrez unlike all the other Muslim holidays are allowed to sing and dance. Believers are covered with a festive table, each element of which has its spiritual and sacred meaning. But the main purpose of celebrating Navreza - this New Year's Eve with the family.

But pragmatists on the weather today could determine what would be the first summer month. If today the whole day will be windy, so in June, expect a warm, sunny weather. If snow falls during the night, the summer will be dry and vice versa, if the rain at night will not, therefore, we can expect thunder and lightning in June.

On materials and NewsProm.Ru New Region.

Maria Pavlikova

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