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Twice a year, it is believed that the length of the night will equal the length of the day. These days are referred to as equinoxes and they occur to signify the beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn. For centuries, civilizations have celebrated the arrival of the autumnal equinox as it commonly coincides with the middle of the harvest season. Naturally, there are spiritual beliefs and practices that traditionally accompany these celebrations, as well.
For various reasons across a number of cultures, the autumnal equinox has been revered for centuries. Many of the holidays that originated in honor of the autumnal equinox persist today.