Very cool. March 25th used to be the beginning of the new year and in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it is the day that the evil ring is thrown into the crack of doom. It also happens to be my birthday and is probably a pretty good stab at the time that the ancients calculated the spring equinox. All in all a very magical day. And by the way, I’m not one of these folks who thinks that the Church took the pagan holidays for its own but rather that the pagans, being spiritual people, prophesied the coming of Christ and worshiped him as the Creator on these special days.
A most interesting observation. The church calendar coincides with that of nature ... naturally ;-) Major feast days tend to be ‘planted’ around an agrarian lifestyle.