The Month of March
History:
The name March comes from the Roman god of war, Mars. For many years, March, being the start of spring, was also the start of the New Year. Much of Europe used March as the start of the year. Britain used March 25th as the beginning of the New Year until 1752.

The Jewish Passover usually falls on the first full moon after the Northern Hemisphere vernal equinox, although occasionally (7 times every 19 years) it will occur on the second full moon. The Christian churches calculate Easter as the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox.

Symbols of March

  • Birthstone: aquamarine and bloodstone
  • Flower: daffodil
  • Zodiac signs: Pisces and Aries

Holidays

Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)
The Ides of March March 15th
Saint Patrick's Day March 17th
Pi Day
Daylight Saving Day  March 10th
Women's History Month
National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
Fire Prevention Month
Fun Facts about March

  • March 10th Daylight Savings Time
  • It is the first month of Spring which begins between March 19-21.
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, March is the same as September in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Each year March and June end on the same day of the week.
  • It is the time of year when animals start to wake up from hibernation.
  • March Madness is a basketball tournament played by the NCAA.
  • Easter is sometimes celebrated in March.

More About March
American Dietetic Association National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
Caffeine Awareness Month
National Craft Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Flour Month
Fresh Celery Month
Frozen Food Month
Irish-American Month
Music in our Schools Month
Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
Flour Month
Nutrition Month
Peanut Month
Professional Social Work Month
Sauce Month
Women's History Month
Youth Art Month


 

 

 

 

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