People gathered in large numbers at Pankri Burwadih in Hazaribag, India, on Monday morning to witness the vernal equinox when the rays of the sun fall perpendicularly over the equator resulting in equal length of day and night. This unique phenomena can be seen from this megalithic site, about 120 km from the state capital. The clear sky over Hazaribag ensured good visibility as the sun rose from the horizon.
Ostara: Light of the Earth - symbols of new beginnings - Montclair Local News
By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI email@example.com Montclair resident Joe Longo, co-owner of Blu Lotus on Church Street, intends to balance a raw egg at precisely 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Tuesday is the Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara or Alban Eilir (Light of the Earth) in the Druid and Pagan traditions. It is a customary […]
Children in traditional Kurdish clothing, pose for the photographer during the Newroz celebration, in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. In Turkey, the spring festival traditionally serves as an occasion to demand more rights for the Kurdish minority. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis.
Kosovo Dervishes pierce their mouths in celebration of spring | Malay Mail
PRIZREN (Kosovo), March 23 — Like every spring, the Dervishes in Kosovo yesterday celebrated the beginning of the season by dancing and pushing skewers into their mouths in a quest for heavenly salvation. Considered as a mystic sect by their fellow Muslims, some 60 Dervishes gathered in the...