We would like to take a moment to acknowledge and celebrate Autumn Equinox Day, a significant day in many cultures around the world.
About this day:
The Autumn Equinox, also known as the September equinox or vernal equinox, is the moment when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward.
Due to this, the day and night are approximately equal in duration.
This day is celebrated or observed around September 22nd or 23rd each year.
Many cultures celebrate harvest festivals on this day, marking the end of the growing season and the beginning of the gathering season.
Japan - Shūbun no Hi: As part of Silver Week, the Autumnal Equinox Day in Japan is a time when people visit family graves, pay respects to ancestors, and appreciate the changing seasons, particularly the "koyo" or autumn foliage. The day is also tied to Buddhist beliefs, marking a time to honor departed spirits.
Pagan - Mabon: In pagan traditions, particularly among Wiccans, Mabon is the second harvest festival and is a time to give thanks for the summer and to pay tribute to the coming darkness. Rituals might include building an altar with harvest fruits and vegetables, meditating on balance, and gathering and feasting with family and friends.
Native American - Harvest Ceremonies: Various Native American tribes have ceremonies around the time of the autumn equinox to celebrate the harvest and prepare for the coming winter. Activities often include song, dance, and communal meals.
The Autumn Equinox is a reminder of the importance of balance and transition. It teaches us to embrace change, just as nature shifts from summer to autumn. Please note, our colleagues and clients based in the countries that observe this holiday will be OOO.
Let's take a moment to dive into the beauty and significance of the Autumn Equinox, celebrated by many cultures worldwide! Please note, our colleagues and clients based in the countries that observe this holiday will be OOO.
🌓 The Autumn Equinox is that magical time when day and night balance out. This celestial event occurs around September 22nd or 23rd each year.
🌾 This period signals the transition from growing to gathering, with many cultures hosting harvest festivals.
🇯🇵 Japan's Shūbun no Hi: A public holiday and day of reflection, remembrance, and the stunning autumn foliage, "koyo."
🌙 Pagan Mabon: A time of gratitude for summer's bounty and preparing for winter's chill. Expect altars, meditation, and delicious feasts!
🎶 Native American Harvest Ceremonies: These vibrant celebrations include singing, dancing, and shared meals, all honoring the harvest and the coming cold.
The Autumn Equinox reminds us of life's ebb and flow, the dance between light and dark. Let's embrace this change with open hearts! 🍁🧡
Please note that this is a public holiday in some countries, and our offices based in these locations will be closed. We encourage everyone to plan their work schedules and communications accordingly. We understand that this may affect some of your interactions and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not heistate to reach out!
Autumn Equinox Day, also known as vernal equinox, is a day when the sun shines directly on the equator, resulting in nearly equal day and night across the globe. It typically falls on September 22 or 23. In Japan, it's a national holiday observed with visits to family graves and the holding of Buddhist rituals.
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