29 Marvelous Facts About March

Undoubtedly, March is the best month of the year for many people.

March could be a dramatic month with occasional wilderness and ever-changing climates since Mother Nature goes to shed its winter fleece.

What Is March's Birthstone?
March babies are spoiled with two birthstones: aquamarine and bloodstone, which symbolize courage.

What Is the Zodiac Sign for March?
There are two zodiac signs in March. Pisces, which is until March 20, and Aries, which is from the 21st.


What Are the Holidays in March? There are several holidays in March, including:

Saint David's Day (March 1st, observed in Wales)

International Women's Day (March 8th)

Pi Day (March 14th)

St. Patrick's Day (March 17th)

Evacuation Day (March 17th, observed in Massachusetts)

Purim (March 23rd, observed by Jewish communities)

National Nutrition Month (observed in the United States)

Here are 29 marvelous facts about March that you won't believe!

1. The name for March comes from Mars, the Roman god of war. It was named as such in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

2. If you were born in March, you have two birth flowers: daffodils and jonquils.

3. In old Roman calendars, one year used to be ten months long, starting in March and ending in December.

4. The "Ides of March" was a day in the Roman calendar equivalent to March 15th. It was considered a deadline for settling debts. It was also the day Julius Caesar was assassinated.

5. The first month of spring is March, which starts between the 19th and the 21st.

6. The Oscar Awards ceremony usually takes place in late March.

7. March is the equivalent of September in the Southern Hemisphere.

8. Every year, March and June finish on the same day of the week.

9. March is the time of year when animals start waking up from hibernation.

10. The first day of March is celebrated as St. David's Day in Wales.
The first day of March is a celebration of Welsh heritage, as St. David's Day takes center stage. From dragon parades to traditional Welsh meals, the country honors its patron saint with a fervor that is as fiery as the red dragons on their flag.

11. March 8th is a day of empowerment and celebration, as International Women's Day takes center stage. From rallies to marches, women and allies come together to raise their voices, honor their accomplishments, and fight for their rights.

12. March 14th is a day of celebration for math enthusiasts everywhere, as Pi Day honors the never-ending decimal that is the mathematical constant pi.

13. Saint Patrick's Day occurs every March 17th, celebrated in many western countries to commemorate the day Saint Patrick died.

14. March 17th is a day of celebration and liberation in Boston, as Evacuation Day takes center stage. This day, marking the withdrawal of British troops from the city in 1776, is a celebration of the bravery and determination of the colonists who fought for their freedom.

15. The Vernal Equinox occurs around March 20 or 21st. This is when the sun is directly above the equator, making the day and night equal in length.

16. The April Fool's Day pranks often start on March 31st.

17. The Anglo-Saxons called March "Hlyd monath," meaning "Stormy month," or "Hraed monath," meaning "Rugged month."

18. March is a time to focus on fueling our bodies right, as National Nutrition Month takes center stage in the United States.
From mindful eating to ingredient education, this annual event serves up a heaping helping of healthy habits and tips, reminding us that what we eat truly is what we are.

19. The "Windy City" nickname for Chicago originates in March.
March blows in with a gust of history, as the "Windy City" nickname for Chicago takes flight. With its famously blustery winds, the city earned this moniker in the late 1800s, and it has been a staple of its identity ever since.

20. In 1692, the Salem witch trials began in Massachusetts in March.
March casts a dark shadow over Massachusetts, as the infamous Salem witch trials begin in 1692. Hysteria and suspicion run rampant, as dozens of individuals are accused and punished for alleged witchcraft.

21. The "March on Washington" on August 28, 1963, was a landmark event in the fight for racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders delivered speeches, calling for justice and change.

22. March is known for heavy rainfall in the Pacific Northwest.
March is a month of soggy socks and puddle-jumping in the Pacific Northwest, as heavy rainfall descends upon the region like a relentless rain cloud.

23. The popular social media outlet Twitter was launched on March 21, 2006, with the first tweet going out the same day. It was posted by the founder, Jack Dorsey, which read, "just setting up my twttr."

24. Back in the older days, March was when military campaigns would resume that had previously been put on hold for winter.

25. Easter Sunday is another popular holiday this month. Initially observed by Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, it has now become a holiday involving egg hunting, candy, and the Easter bunny.

26. Statistically, March is the most unproductive month of the year in the U.S. This is the result of "March Madness," which is the season of the NCAA. Some companies lose up to $1.9 billion in wages paid to workers who were not productive and instead spent company time betting on the NCAA tournament.

27. On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first-ever phone call. It was to his assistant, and he said, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you."

28. The Eiffel Tower was ascended for the first time. Eiffel himself led a group of government officials and members of the press to the top. The elevators were not in operation yet, so the journey was made on foot and took over an hour.

29. President John F. Kennedy founded the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. It is a successful volunteer organization that has since sent at least 235,000 Americans abroad to developing countries to help with health care, education, and other human needs.

Spring has arrived, and with it the chance to enjoy the outdoors, shake off those winter blahs, and get moving!

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