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        Officially the date for this year’s March #Equinox, or the official first day of spring. Did you know this year is the earliest for 120 years? March 20 this year is also Palm Sunday (the Sunday preceding the western churches’ Easter).  #Orthodox #Easter Sunday is May 1st ( dates up to 2026)

        But it probably won’t make too much difference in the Mediterranean. So in #Crete to get out in the garden, and start planting the veggies for summer. Days are currently warm and evenings cool.

        It is also the time when usually the Bermuda Buttercups and other spring flowers dot the meadows, sides of the roads and olive groves. (Anyone care to comment how good they are or aren’t in your area?)

        I was amazed that March 20 has a weird collection of other celebrations…

        Bed in for Peace Day
        Bock Beer Day
        Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
        First Day of Spring
        International Astrology Day – March 20, 2016
        International Day of Happiness
        Kiss Your Fiance Day
        National Jump Out Day
        National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
        National Ravioli Day
        Ostara (Spring Equinox) – March 20, 2016
        Palm Sunday – March 20, 2016 (The Sunday one week prior to Easter)
        Proposal Day
        Snowman Burning Day
        Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day
        World Frog Day
        World Sparrow Day
        World Storytelling Day

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