Fun Facts About March
Fun Facts About March: March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and one of the seven months with a length of 31 days. It is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. In the Northern Hemisphere, March marks the beginning of spring, while in the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of autumn. Some significant holidays and observances in March include International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar.
Here are some fun facts about the month of March:
- March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.
- In the Northern Hemisphere, March marks the beginning of spring, and in the Southern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of autumn.
- March 14th is celebrated as Pi Day, as it represents the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi (3.14).
- March 20th or 21st marks the vernal equinox, which is when the day and night are almost equal in length.
- St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated on March 17th, is the national holiday of Ireland and is a significant cultural and religious celebration worldwide.
- March was once the first month of the Roman calendar until January and February were added.
- The Ides of March, which is March 15th, is known as the day when Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.
- March Madness is a popular basketball tournament that takes place every March in the United States.
- In Japan, the cherry blossom season typically begins in March, and the blooming of the cherry blossoms is celebrated with picnics and parties.
- The birthstone for March is aquamarine, and the flower is the daffodil.