March is the third month of the year based on the Gregorian and Julian calendars. It has 31 days. Many temperate countries in the Northern part of the world have spring occuring on the first day of March.
The month of March was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Because March signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it was during this time that warfare resumed after the winter months until October, just before the next cold season. It is probably for this reason that March used to be the first month of the year in the ancient 10-month Roman calendar, as it was the beginning of spring. This is why the month of March of every year is such an exciting time for anyone or any family.
In Russia, March 1 was the beginning of the year until the end of the 15th century. But Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 as the first day of the year. It was not until 1752 that they finally adopted the Gregorian calendar in which January 1st was celebrated as New Year’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day is also celebrated on the 17th of March of every year, commemorating the supposed date of the death of Saint Patrick. The famous patron saint of Ireland was a Christian missionary who lived in the fifth-century in Ireland. He is credited as the founder of Christianity in Ireland.
A famous symbol for Saint Patrick’s Day is the shamrock, a three-leafed plant. According to legend, St. Patrick would use the shamrock to teach the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, showing the three leaves to illustrate the Christian belief of the three persons in one God.
Do you notice that there are no snakes in Ireland? It is because, according to legend again, St. Patrick drove out all the snakes from Ireland when he established Christianity there. But, of course, there is now a scientific explanation for the lack of these reptiles in Ireland.
St. Patrick’s parades are now held in many parts of the world annually.
The daffodil is considered to be March’s birth flower. The birthstones for this month are aquamarine and bloodstone.
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring runs from March 1 to May 31. In the Southern Hemisphere, Fall (autumn) runs from March 1 to May 31.
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