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March gets its name from the Roman god of war who was also regarded as a guardian of agriculture. The name is so appropriate because March is the perfect month for farmers to go back to farming and warriors to go back to warring.
March is one of seven months that have 31 days. The other months with 31 days are January, May, July, August, October, and December. March comes after February with only 28 days. It is interesting that the shortest month comes between two long months. Remember, January had 31 days just as March has.
Easter sometimes comes in March and sometimes in April. For instance, in 2021, the Christian holy day came on Sunday, April 4 following Palm Sunday on March 28. In 2022, Easter comes on Sunday, April 17 following Palm Sunday on April 10.
March Flower, Birthstones and Zodiac Signs
The symbols of March include the following ones:
- March's flower is the beautiful daffodil.
- March's two birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Both of those stones symbolize courage.
- The two zodiac signs for March are Pisces from February 19 to March 20 and Aries from March 21 to April 20.
What to Buy in March
March is not a big month for sales. However, there are some bargains following Christmas, Valentine's Day, and Presidents' Day.
Luggage and Cruises
Since March is the beginning of the travel season and Spring Break, it is a good name to buy new luggage and book cruises, especially since they are both on sale in March.
Winter Sporting Gear
If you are into skiing and snowboarding, March is the beginning of the discount season for winter sporting gear.
Check Amazon for good bargains on electronics, iPads, and televisions.
Cut Cable Bill
March is a good time to cut your cable bill. March is a good time to negotiate a cheaper because providers want to keep your business.
March is National Frozen Food Month and a lot of popular frozen food brands are on sale at Amazon Fresh, Target, Walmart, and some grocery stores.
St. Patrick's Day is not a major shopping holiday, but there are some things that might be on sale at your local mall.
What Not To Buy in March
Wait until June and July to purchase lingerie. That's when Victoria's Secret has its popular Semi-Annual Sale. It usually has great bargains during that time, but not in March.
March isn't the best time to buy spring apparel. You can find bargains on winter apparel, but try to wait until May before you shop for spring.
July seems to be the best month to upgrade your cell phone. Try to hold off purchasing one in March.
The Ides of March
The Ides of March is quoted in William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. A seer told Caesar that he would meet his death on the Ides of March, and he did.
Ides simply refers to the first full moon of any month. It usually falls in the middle of the month often between the 13th and 15th.
The Ides of March is on March 15.
March Madness is the time when basketball fans not only watch the games on television, but they also participate by coming up with their own brackets and betting on them.
The sporting event is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) of the Men's Basketball Tournament that is played each spring in the United States. The tournament was designed in 1939 to determine the national championship among 68 college basketball teams.
Special Days in March 2022
Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday
Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Daylight Saving Time
Ides of March
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 every year no matter which day of the week it falls on. Even though it is not a legal holiday in the United States, it is observed throughout the country, and a person does not have to be Irish to celebrate the Irish culture.
Celebrations are held throughout the world, especially in Ireland. People dress up in green outfits, have parades, parties and decorate with shamrocks. Nationally, they drink a lot of green beer.
Chicago usually dyes the water in the river green. After just five hours the water returns to its original color. Thousands of people show up early every year to see the river while it is green.
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 16, 2018:
That's right. Spring is my favorite season because it is a time of renewal, as you have said. Thanks, Tony, for your comment.
Tony Wainaina on March 16, 2018:
The best thing abut march it that it's spring time and with it come renewed hope for the year.
Margaret Minnicks (author) from Richmond, VA on March 03, 2018:
Windy Grace Mason,Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my article about the interesting things about March. Look forward to my article next month about the interesting things about April. :)
Windy Grace Mason from Poplar Cove, Virginia, USA on March 01, 2018:
Happy March, Beautiful! Very informative post. Thank you!