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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mean Earraigh - Vernal Equinox

And frosts are slain and flowers begotten, 
And in green underworld and cover 
blossom by blossom the spring begins. 
~Algernon Charles Swinburne


Méan Earraigh marks the spring (or vernal) equinox, when night and day are of equal length and spring officially begins. Birds begin their nesting and egg-laying, and eggs--symbolic of rebirth, fertility, and immortality--are tossed into fresh furrows or eaten by ploughmen. They are also carried by those engaged in spring planting....

... I am so sorry to do this to you, but this post has been moved to my new website, Pagan Calendar, and can be found in its entirety here:  Méan Earraigh - Vernal Equinox
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