There are two days in any year when the day and night are equal in time; perfect equilibrium of dark and light. The moment this happens is called an “Equinox”. The one that occurs right between winter and spring, is scientifically known as the “Vernal Equinox”
I have always called it “NoRooz”, two words, “New” and “Day”. Happy Spring! For over at least 3000 years so many people, in one way or another, in the open or in secret, have celebrated it. “Happy Spring Peeps! Happy Nowruz” This is one new year event that makes some scientific sense to me at least; even as I love all “new year” celebrations.
ver·nal e·qui·noxˈvərnl ˈekwəˌnäks,ˈēkwəˌnäks,ˈekwēˌnäks/nounnoun: vernal equinox; plural noun: vernal equinoxes
- the equinox in spring, on about March 20 in the northern hemisphere and September 22 in the southern hemisphere.
- Astronomythe equinox in March.
- Astronomyanother term for First Point of Aries (see Aries)