March in History
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About the Month of March
March is the 3rd month of the year and has 31 days.
Season (Northern Hemisphere): Spring
Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)
Saint Patrick's Day
Daylight Saving Day
Women's History Month
National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
Fire Prevention Month
Symbols of March
- Birthstone: aquamarine and bloodstone
- Flower: daffodil
- 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) - sanyuč
- Danish - marts
- French - mars
- Italian - marzo
- Latin - Martius
- Spanish - marzo
- Roman: Martius
- Saxon: Hrethmonath
- Germanic: Lenz-mond (Springtime month)
- 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.
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