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Every year on ____________ vernal equinox (on or about March ____________ one of the two days per year ____________ which the length of day and night are the same, we hear about a ____________ property of this day that allows eggs to ____________ balanced on end. Rarely does a year go by in which a local TV news ____________ doesn't send a ____________ ____________ to a neighborhood park ____________ capture images ____________ people delightedly placing eggs on the ground ____________ watching in amazement as the eggs stand on end. Rarely do we ____________ any new stories reporting that this same feat can be achieved every other day of the year as well.

The equinox, which marks the beginning of ____________ ____________ long held a special importance ____________ human society. The first day of spring is ____________ end ____________ winter; the beginning of the season in which daylight again outlasts darkness and life springs anew. Flowers blossom, trees shoot out new leaves and branches, ____________ animals give birth (or their eggs hatch). These ____________ signs ____________ the world's rebirth were ____________ paramount importance to agricultural societies, and they naturally developed elaborate fertility rites to celebrate the occasion. ____________ eggs one of the ____________ ubiquitous symbols of fertility and birth -- have long ____________ associated with the beginning of ____________ and hence with the equinox. Many, many superstitions involving ____________ breaking, balancing, burying, decorating, reading (for purposes of divination) and hiding of eggs have come to be part of the annual spring celebration.


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