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In Like a Lion

Happy March!

Random facts about March from the Wikipedia:

March begins with the sun in the sign of Pisces and ends in the sign of Aries.

March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war.

March was originally the first month of the Roman calendar. Julius Caesar’s calendar reform in 45 BCE began the year on January 1. The tradition of starting the year in March continued in some countries for a long time. January 1 was only instituted as New Year’s Day in France in 1564. Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, the same year they finally adopted to Gregorian calendar.

Historical names for March include the Saxon term Lenctmonat, named for the equinox and eventual lengthening of days and the eventual namesake of Lent. The Saxons also called March Rhed-monat (for their goddess Rhedam); ancient Britons called it hyld-monath (meaning loud or stormy).

March 10th is Harriet Tubman Day

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, one of the public holidays in the Republic of Ireland.

The equinox named the vernal or spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere occurs on or around March 21. In the pagan wheel of the year the spring equinox is the time of Ostara and the autumn equinox is that of Mabon.

March 25 is Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom. It’s also Lady Day or the Feast of the Annunciation.

March begins on the same day of the week as November in all years and as February on regular years.

March’s flower is the violet.

March’s birthstone is the aquamarine.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. MOLT | March 1, 2005 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    March 4 is the only day of the year that is both a date and a command.

  2. kare bear | March 1, 2005 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    March is when I become a rag-ass beeotch, waiting for it to get warm.
    Wait, I’m always a rag-ass.

  3. kare bear | March 1, 2005 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    And didn’t you mean…”In like a Liger”???

  4. Miranda | March 1, 2005 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Yes, of course, Kare Bear, I meant in like a Liger!

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