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September equinox in Australia

 

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Equinox happens when sun shines directly on an equator. There is an equinox if daytime hours equals to night time hours. Every year, there are two events of equinoxes—the March equinox and the September equinox. In the northern hemisphere, the September equinox is known as the autumnal or fall equinox. In the southern hemisphere like Australia, September equinox is known as the spring or vernal equinox.

The Practices of September Equinox

During the old days, the coming of spring is a major happening. Celebration mostly tackles the balance between night and day. This is in accordance to the equal twelve hour day and night that is experienced around the globe. There are also cultural traditions, festivals, and celebrations held as the spring comes. This celebration gives appreciation to the land’s rich and fertile soil and its abundance in harvest

The September equinox is also known as the Ostara celebration. This celebration is a way of showing gratitude to the fertile and rich soil of the Earth. The welcoming of spring season is a very important event because it is when the soil becomes warmer and plants starts sprouting.

Pagans practice the September equinox, or the Ostara, in different manners. Some put up an Ostara altar decorated with flowers. They also pray in the Ostara altar. This is also an event where they gather together to eat festive foods. The foods that must be present in Ostara celebration include eggs, shoots and sprouts—the foods that symbolize spring season. 

Australia’s September Equinox

September equinox in Australia usually happens on the 21st, 22nd, or 23rd of September. Though September equinox is a highly-regarded event in ancient times, this does not make it a public holiday in Australia. Being a regular working day, private and public offices are open and give service to people. Shops and restaurants are also open. Unless September equinox falls on a weekend, there are also classes in schools on this day. There is no major celebration in Australia during the September equinox or Ostara that is why there is also no traffic obstruction on this day.

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