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Spring Equinox, the day when spring begins

Spring Equinox, solar terms

The astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere begins on Sunday, March 20 this year. The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth's equator – from south to north. This happens on March 19, 20 or 21 every year.


After this day, the sun continues to move to the north hemisphere and the temperature continues to rise.


In China, there are a few traditions and customs on Spring Equinox: balancing eggs, spring ploughing, sending spring cow drawing, eating spring vegetable and spring worship. 


Spring Equinox, solar terms


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