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First Day of Spring: Magic And Ritual Of The Pagan Spring Equinox

Today is the first day of spring, the 24 hours when night and day are equal lengths as the world tilts towards the long days of summer. Time explains the origin of the word, equinox, as a combination of the latin words for equal night. Both the spring equinox and the autumn equinox have a 12-hour day and a 12-hour night. As the Boston Globe writes, for many people in the northern parts of the world, it’s hard to remember what those long, hot days are like after months of winter.
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