Also known as Ostara, Easter, and St. Patrick's Day,
occurs in the middle of March. It marks the beginning of Spring and the
time when days and nights are of equal length. The Goddess manifests as
Ostara or Eostre with her basket of eggs. She is accompanied by the Hare
or Rabbit, a manifestation of the God. Green has been sacred to this
Shabbat since ancient times, because it represents the greening of the
land with vegetation. This is a festival of new growth. On the first of
May is May Day, sometimes called Beltane.
The Vernal Equinox for 2006 will occur
at 1:19 AM EST on March 20th.