Vernal Equinox (春分)

By | March 15, 2013

Vernal Equinox (春分)

On the vernal equinox day, the sun will be directly shine on the equator making the day and night time equal. Thus in the ancient time, the day of vernal equinox was also known as “point separating day and night”. 

standing egg

Egg standing

Standing up eggs is a tradition of China. According to historical records, the tradition of the standing eggs  on the day of “Vernal Equinox ” was originated in China 4,000 years ago to celebrate the coming of spring. On the day of the vernal equinox, people choose a smooth and well-balanced, fresh eggs, and carefully standing it on the table which will be the envy among the companions.

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