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March

The third month of the year.

According to the Gregorian calendar, March is the third month of the year. The month of March has 31 days and is the time of the year that Winter ends and Spring begins.

Although the month of March, in the northern hemisphere, is still cold and blustery, flowers begin to bloom and hibernating animals awaken from their winter's sleep. There is an old saying that "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." This means that the warmth of spring has started to push the cold of winter weather out of the way and is making it possible for new life to begin again.

The word March originated from the Roman word "Martius" which was taken from Mars, the Greek god of war. Until the calendar was changed by the Romans sometime between 700 BC and 400 BC, March was considered the first month of the year. After January and February was added to the calendar, March became the third month of the year. In 1752, the twelve month calendar was officially adopted by Great Britain and it's colonial empire.

March holidays:

  • Ash Wednesday

  • Ides of March
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
  • Passover

  • Purim

  • Palm Sunday 

  • Good Friday 

  • Easter

  • Easter Monday

  • National Nutrition Month

  • National Women's History Month

  • Save Your Vision Week - 1st week in March 

  • National Poison Prevention Week - 3rd week in March

  • Girl Scout Week - March 10-16

 

The gemstone of March:

  • Bloodstone: As the gemstone for March, Bloodstones signify protection from illnesses and other maladies to cures of certain diseases. Bloodstones are simi-precious, green with red speckles gemstone.
  • Aquamarines are also listed as an alternative birthstone for the month of March, signifying hope, courage, and good health.

The Flower of March:

  • Daffodil: For the month of March, Daffodils are associated with rebirth, modesty, faithfulness, respect, and unrequited loved.

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