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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.

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The word "equinox" was derived from Latin term "æquinoctium" which, in turn, came from "æquus" (equal), and "nox" (night).

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In Old English, the language spoken circa 450 to 1100 CE, called it efnniht.

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bulletMulti-faith celebration. When and why does the fall equinox happen?
 
bullet Celebrations by various faiths, countries & eras
 
bulletMore celebrations; equinox traditions; egg balancing beliefs

Related essays on this web site:

bulletSpring equinox

bulletEaster

bulletSummer solstice

bulletWinter solstice

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bulletKen Williams has posted images of the fall equinox sunrise on 2005 at: http://www.knowth.com/

bulletRic Kemp's group of paintings based on Avebury in Wiltshire  can be seen at: http://www.knowth.com/

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Originally written: 2002-AUG-7
Latest update: 2011-JUN-23
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