For some today is a day to celebrate Pagan rights of fertility as you color eggs and praise the frightfully fertile bunny rabbit.
For some today is all about the chocolate.
It all began long before any of these considerations. Long before there was chocolate, before there were Pagan fertility rights, or Pagans for that matter, long before there was some idea of some Christian miracle, there was the solar system and its amazing symmetry.
We would not be here if not for the nice, smooth balance of our little system within the galaxy. Seasons gently roll one into another. Our global temperatures are moderate and do not swing too wildly. The seas never boil nor freeze completely solid. Four seasons, two of which are gentle transitions between our moderately cold season and our moderately warm season, we do live in the Goldilocks Zone, where things are just right.
Long before the chocolate, the Christians and the Pagans, humans celebrated this time of year. When day and night are the same length of time, we knew we were coming out of our cold season and the growing time was at hand, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. The Equinox was March 20 this year. Easter came early, or so some say. But it came when it is suppose to come, when the position of our planet in its yearly revolution around our star is at the midpoint of the ellipse and the angular title of our planet aligns with the direction of the revolution.
So, happy . . . well, happy whatever it is that you choose to celebrate. Spring and the coming of Summer are officially celebrated today.