Facts About March

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March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, it was the first month in the early Roman calendar with March 1 designated as the new year.

It is was named Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war.

Great Britain and her Colonies continued to use March as their beginning month until 1752.

March's birthstone is aquamarine and bloodstone. Its birthflower is the Daffodil (Narcissus).

The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month.

March starts on the same day of the week as November every year.

When the Anglo-Saxons converted to Christianity, they held their chief season of fasting at this time the month 'fast of lenet monet' which in time became 'Lent'.

Saint Davidís Day 1st Mothering Sunday 10th Saint Patricks Day 17th Good Friday 29th

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