History and introduction from the 2018 Ritual Celebration: "Vernal Equinox is the time when light and dark are equally balanced. All sleeping seeds awaken. In the myth of Persephone and Demeter, this is the time of her physical birth where she rejoins her mother leaving the darkness. A shift takes place from the earth energy of winter to the air element of Spring. From the cold darkness of the earth and stone and roots of trees, the sap begins to rise, the breeze begins to warm and soothe us..." Click the link to see the complete text. Also in this introduction are references to "Hillaria" or Laughing Day (Roman), "Purim", (a Jewish Tradition), and "La na Cailleach", (pagan and fairy connections).
History from 2015 Ritual Celebration: This includes the opening for the "Tea Party" theme, but also includes some interesting historical facts.
History from 2014 Ritual Celebration- The mysteries of the changing seasons affect all cultures. On the Vernal Equinox, day and night have an equal amount of light. From this day forward in the northern hemisphere, the light overcomes the dark, warmth beckons- new life is born, flowers and leaves spring forth, budding, bursting, reaching for the light. Myths and celebrations around the world differ, and yet within each culture lays a common thread of birth overcoming death...
"Vernal Equinox": This is a 15 page history taken from an unknown book. It's in our binder and doesn't include any documentation of the author or title of the book that I can see. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know. The text includes multiple resurrection stories including the Demeter and Persephone one. It also includes many traditions from different countries about egg rituals and activities. If you want to steep yourself in Vernal Equinox history and traditions, this is a great read.