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Here is why probably Mar 20 was chosen to celebrate Pakhala Dibasa

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20 March is celebrated as Pakhala Dibasa (Universal Pakhala Day) by Odias worldwide. In order to promote Odia food, the people of Odisha started celebrating 20 March as Pakhala Dibasa to welcome summer season with Odisha’s traditional food.

The March equinox on March 20 marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and fall (autumn) in the southern hemisphere from an astronomical viewpoint.Twice a year, around March 20 or 21 and September 22 or 23, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world. So 20th March is the perfect day to celebrate Universal Pakhala Day.

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