l’equinozio di primavera

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun l’equinozio di primavera, which means vernal equinox.

While we were a bit late to the party, I know I for one am glad that spring has – I hope – finally arrived in upstate New York!

See the expression used below:

Nonostante la tradizione del giorno della marmotta, la primavera comincia ufficialmente con l’arrivo dell’equinozio di primavera; al calendario non interessa niente della marmotta che ha paura della sua ombra!

Despite the tradition of Groundhog Day, spring officially starts with the arrival of the vernal equinox; the calendar doesn’t care at all about the groundhog afraid of his shadow!