March Equinox is a popular holiday in many countries. This is because it commemorates the ancient Celtic festival of March where two goats were sacrificed to Saturn, the god of the sky. The event was observed to honor the sacrifices that had been made to please the goddess. March is also known as the Celtic New Year. March is also the month when the first official day of spring is proclaimed. In the United States, the date of celebration is declared by the American Druid Council.
March Equinox celebrations mark the return of the animals to the earth and the beginning of spring in Ireland. March is also the Celtic New Year. The first celebrations of the March equinox took place about three centuries ago in Ireland and they are celebrated in many different ways throughout the galvanic world. March celebrations began in Ireland, where the sun was linked to the moon and was considered a holy day.
March is marked by the full moon. The Celtic calendars say that the earth is preparing for the return of the sun’s warmth. The Druids, who founded the calendar in Ireland believed that the return of the full moon would herald the coming of spring. The March equinox celebrations mark the return of vegetation and life to the earth’s surface as the earth makes preparations to receive the earth’s first fruits of the growing season.
March Equinox History:
The Druids believed that the ancient celebration of the March equinox was designed to bring good luck and promote earth festivities. According to the druids, on this day the earth would be purified from evil spirits and the sun would shine forth as a symbol of the gods lightening the way for mankind into the Spring season. The March equinox celebration is the only ancient festival not to be associated with the winter solace as it is during the colder months of the year. Many ancient cultures consider the sun to be a force of good and lights up the dark nights of the winter.
March is also known as the Celtic month of bread and is considered a joyous celebration. Celtic people celebrate this time of the year by feasting on the barley which is a sign of prosperity for the coming year. The March Celtic month is also the Winter Festival when many rituals are held to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of winter. March is the September equinox, which falls in between the two main hemispheres of the earth. The notation of the sun is symbolic of the coming of winter as winter is symbolized by the Sun.
March is also the perfect time to begin the planting of seeds as well as the preparation of the harvest. In ancient times, people believed that on this day, the soil and vegetation would flourish and prosper bearing fruit and crops. March is also the time of year when the annual migration begins as birds take over the land and skies with their wings spread wide. March equinox falls on the first full moon of the year, the first day of spring after the last of the cold season. This full moon also represents the beginning of new beginnings and journeys towards wholeness.