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March 20 - Spring Equinox - Earliest for 120 Years
20. Mar 2016 at 12:24
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Officially the date for this year's March #Equinox, or the official first day of spring. Did you know this year is the earliest for 120 years? March 20 this year is also Palm Sunday (the Sunday preceding the western churches' Easter).  #Orthodox #Easter Sunday is May 1st (dates up to 2026)

But it probably won't make too much difference in the Mediterranean. So in #Crete to get out in the garden, and start planting the veggies for summer. Days are currently warm and evenings cool.

It is also the time when usually the Bermuda Buttercups and other spring flowers dot the meadows, sides of the roads and olive groves. (Anyone care to comment how good they are or aren't in your area?)

I was amazed that March 20 has a weird collection of other celebrations...

Bed in for Peace Day
Bock Beer Day
Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
First Day of Spring
International Astrology Day - March 20, 2016
International Day of Happiness
Kiss Your Fiance Day
National Jump Out Day
National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Ravioli Day
Nowruz
Ostara (Spring Equinox) - March 20, 2016
Palm Sunday - March 20, 2016 (The Sunday one week prior to Easter)
Proposal Day
Snowman Burning Day
Won't You Be My Neighbor Day
World Frog Day
World Sparrow Day
World Storytelling Day
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