Today marks the start of the 24th day of the year, the Shun bun (春分)!
The calendar divides the year into six parts: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and winter.
The fourth of the spring seasonal divisions is “vernal equinox”.
Risshun → Usui → Keisetsu → Vernal Equinox → Seimei → Kokuu
The next 24th day of the month is
April 5th is “Seimei”.
The day when day and night are the same length.
The 72 seasons
A calendar that divides the 24 solar terms into three more categories
The first season (around 21~25 days)
Sparrow starts nest, sparrow begins to nest
Around the time sparrows begin to build their nests
The next season: Around 26th~30th
Cherry blossoms open for the first time
Around the time when cherry blossoms begin to bloom
Late season (around 31~4 days)
Thunder or vocalization
Around the time when thunder begins to sound
Someiyoshino cherry blossoms are being declared one after another in Kyushu, Kanto, and other areas.
Is it because I am Japanese that my heart is so excited when I see a few cherry blossoms blooming among the deep pink buds?