Spring Equinox Current Affairs, GK & News

World Earth Day: April 22

Every year, the World Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The first World Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. Background In 1969, the Peace Activist John McConnell proposed to celebrate World Earth Day to honour the earth. It was first proposed to be celebrated on March 21, 1970, which is the first day of ..

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What is Spring Equinox?

The Spring Equinox is also known as “Vernal Equinox”. In the year 2021, it will fall on March 20, 2021. It will technically be occurring at 9.37 in the morning. Highlights March 20 is the most common date for the Spring Equinox. However, it can occur on any date between 19 to 21 March.  March ..

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Navroz

March 20th 2020 marked the worldwide celebration of the Persian New Year by various Zoroastrian, Muslim and Bahais communities. About the Festival Navroz or Nowruz is the Iranian New Year/ the Persian New Year. It is celebrated on the Spring Equinox Day (either on March 20th or 21st) across the world by various ethno-linguistic groups. ..

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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is the longest day (and shortest night) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. It is observed on June 21. What does it mean? The solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer or 23.5 N latitude. Since earth s axis is tilted at an angle of 23.5 deg, ..

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Parsis Celebrate Navroz

Navroz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by several ethnolinguistic communities around the world irrespective of their religious background. In India Parsis who follow Zoroastrianism celebrate Navroz.  Navroz was celebrated on March 21st. Genesis of Navroz The Navroz celebrations can be traced back to 6th Century BC, back when the Iranian community was homogeneously Zoroastrians. ..

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