All around the world, the September equinox is celebrated in similar ways.
In China, a mid-autumn festival relating to the harvest is celebrated.
In South Korea, Chuseok – a type of thanksgiving – is held.
In Southern California, meanwhile, the Chumash, a Native American tribe, celebrates Hutash, a sun ceremony that coincides with the autumn equinox.
In Japan, Autumnal Equinox Day is a public holiday called Higan.
Higan is a Buddhist holiday exclusively celebrated by Japanese sects during both the Spring and Autumnal Equinox.