Saturday, March 1, 2014

March: Spring Is Marching Towards Us!!

Well here we are in the month of March! At the time of this writing it's actually the 2nd day of the month and supposedly it's the time when March, weather wise comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. We'll see. Here's some need to know trivial about the month to help pass the time away. If we're going to be going through all these 24 hour periods one day at a time well let's develop some expertise in knowing  about it. It's the time when the earth finally starts tilting back the Northern hemisphere into the more direct rays of the sun.

Yes spring time is coming however hard that might be for people to believe after the tough winter we've had. March was actually the first month of the Roman calender named after the Roman god, Mars. Other cultures as well considered it to be the first month of the year and probably with good reason for it was considered to be the time when the earth finally could be seen through the snow. Most certainliy that could be thought of as the beginning of something...out with the old and in with the new. Here are some key highlights of the month,

1) March...Women's History Month,

2] March 2nd, Natonal Reading Day [Time to start reading that novel you purchased.]

3] World's Math Day the first Wednesday in March [Fun that one has to do some math to understand when World's Math Day is.]

4] March 8th, International Women's Day

5] March 13th, Pluto Planet Day

6] March 20th, International Day of Happiness [should be a day for love, joy and peace too!]

7] Hexagonal Awareness Month [what can one say about Hexagons for a whole month?]

8] March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. These stones symbolize courage [It takes courage to believe that spring time will come]

9] Its birth flower is the daffodil.

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