Fall equinox celebrations: The first
of Autumn which falls on SEP-20 to 23
The Fall Equinox is also known as: Alban Elfed, Autumn Equinox,
Autumnal Equinox, Cornucopia, Feast of Avilon, Festival of Dionysus, Harvest Home,
Harvest Tide, Mabon, Night of the Hunter, Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest,
Witch's Thanksgiving, and the first day of autumn.
The word "equinox" was derived from Latin term "æquinoctium"
which, in turn, came from "æquus" (equal), and "nox"
It refers to the time that occurs twice a year when the nighttime is equal to
the daytime -- each being nominally 12 hours in duration.
In Old English, the language spoken circa 450 to 1100 CE, called it
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Copyright © 2002 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2002-AUG-7
Latest update: 2011-JUN-23
Author: B.A. Robinson