It's here at last ! Let's hope the weather systems know about the Spring Equinox too !
Today at 5.32pm (Irish/English time) it is the Vernal Equinox for 2010. If you are wondering what a Vernal Equinox is, have a read here Equinox Info. This is a pretty comprehensive explanation.
Basically equinox = balanced light. It's when the days and nights have equal length.
Here in Ireland it occurs when the rising sun penetrates the passage of cairn T at Loughcrew in Co Meath, illuminating the backstone.
This is when Spring begins in Ireland YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Not a day too soon !
In my reading this morning over my mug of coffee (bad girl I know) I found this web page tylwythteg.com. Turn off the sound real FAST (as the music is really YUK & terrible). Scroll down past the rubbishy advertising and there is a very interesting article about the veranal equinox and how it was/is celebrated by Pagans and Christians alike in Wales, and how the festivals for both have interconnected.
There are some lovely little fascinating titbits in there.
Enjoy the day - and remember to celebrate the end of Winter at 5.32pm - I will be.