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Fall Equinox

On this day (September 22) is the Fall Equinox, when day and night are equal. In Britain this is celebrated as a harvest festival, an early Thanksgiving. Bonfires are called for. The Welsh call this day Mabon after Mabon, the child of light, the son of the Mother Goddess, Madron, often associated with Morgana.

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Eostre

Today, Thursday March 19, is the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, the day when night and day are even. Also, the first day of Spring, thank God. The ancient English called it Eostre after Eostre, a dawn/fertility goddess. They celebrated this day with bunnies and eggs. Also pictured is the Spring Equinox Celebration at the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan Mexico.

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Ostara!!!!!

Happy Ostara! Today is also known as the Spring Equinox/Vernal Equinox, that is the first day of spring. Eggs, rabbits, and sunrise worship were common for ancient Ostara celebrants just as they are for us. Stonehenge is the center of Ostara celebrations for many people and religions.

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