Apologies to people in the southern hemisphere. I know that for you the September equinox is the beginning of spring, not autumn. But I found It kinda klunky to try to write about the northern and southern equinoxes in the same article. And both most of my readers and my information sources are northern hemisphere.
But greetings to everyone south of the equator as the spring equinox comes around. Spring Equinox
You've made it through the winter and watched the food stores diminish. But the days are getting longer and green shoots are appearing. Spring is on the way. The festivals of the vernal equinox emphasize rebirth and renewal. In many cultures the equinox is also the New Year.