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

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) – sanyu�

Danish – marts

French – mars

Italian – marzo

Latin – Martius

Spanish – marzo


Historical Names:

Roman: Martius

Saxon: Hrethmonath

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.


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