Today is the Vernal Equinox, one of two dates on the calendar when the night and day have approximately equal length.
Typically falling on March 20th and September 22nd, the equinox actually refers to the specific point in time during the day when the center of the sun can be seen vertically overhead.
In contrast, equiluxes are the days when sunrise and sunset are precisely twelve hours apart. This day is usually close to the date of the equinox, but varies according to latitude.
Religions, all over the world, celebrate events centered around the equinox. It heralds the end of winter and the birth of spring.
This would also be the day of the year when an old wives' tale gets tested.
Have you ever tried to stand up an egg on this day?