About the Month of March
March is the 3rd month of the year and has 31 days.
Season (Northern Hemisphere): Spring
Holidays and special events in March :
Saint David’s Day (Wales) – March 1
Texas Independence Day – March 2
Dr. Seuss Day – March 2
Saint Piran’s Day – March 5
International Women’s Day – March 8
Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 2
World Down Syndrome Day – March 21
World Poetry Day – March 21
World Tuberculosis Day – March 24
Women’s History Month
National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
Fire Prevention Month
Symbols of March
Birthstone: aquamarine and bloodstone
Zodiac signs: Pisces and Aries
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.
March in Other Languages
Chinese (Mandarin) – sanyu�
Danish – marts
French – mars
Italian – marzo
Latin – Martius
Spanish – marzo
Germanic: Lenz-mond (Springtime month)
Fun Facts about March
– 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.
AFOMA and ODDIE.