The Importance Of Today & Tomorrow

Today Is Saint Joseph’s Day, And Tomorrow Is The First Day Of Spring

Two significant events occur over the next couple days. Today is Saint Joseph’s Day, and tomorrow marks the Vernal Equinox.

Saint Joseph’s Day

When there was drought and famine in Medieval Sicily, the Italians prayed to Saint Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, that he would bring them successful crops. When the famine ended, they decided to celebrate Saint Joseph’s day with a feast. On March 19th, Saint Joseph’s birthday is celebrated with bountiful meals.

Maybe those of us in Southern California who are sensitive to the fact that we are in the middle of a fairly unprecedented drought should consider the suggestion!

First Day Of Spring

The vernal equinox marks the day that the sun will rise on the exact easternmost point and set in the exact west. Equinox is a word derived from the Latin, meaning “equal night.” The equinox happens because the earth’s axis is, for this one day, pointing neither away from nor toward the sun. Tomorrow marks the official beginning of spring, bringing warmer temperatures and blossoming flowers our way.

Knowing that spring is here and that we have changed our clocks to reflect Pacific Daylight Time on the West Coast and Eastern Daylight Time on the other side of the United States makes my heart soar.  I love this time of year because of the longer periods of daylight, because of the milder weather, because the flowers and trees are blooming and because summer is just around the corner!

I hope you find ways to celebrate in today and tomorrow! To catch up on the latest from The Maria Sanchez Show, download the latest podcast today.

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