All around the world, seemingly independently, cultures have created and celebrated equinox festivals. We’ve moved these and renamed them over the years. Sometimes they’ve lost the origins, celebrating balance or, for Spring equinox, the coming of lighter days when our nights become shorter than the days.
One of the most famous, St Patrick’s day likely sourced from older equinox festivals.
In Japan it was Shunki kōreisai now Vernal equinox day (春分の日, Shunbun no Hi). Northern India Vaisakhi, the arrival of Spring. Kashgar, for the Uyghur people, and in Iran, it is Nowruz.
It seems we’ve all felt, through time, this connection with our world. And through it each other.