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What Is The Month Of Mars ?

Updated on April 17, 2015

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March being the third month of the year. It is named for the Roman god Mars. March has thirty-one days.

At one time March, was the first month of the Roman calendar. It was the beginning of spring, and the Romans were ready to go off to war. Thus, it was in honor of Martius, their god of war, that this month was named.

It wasn't so long ago, (a little over 200 years) that March 25th, was New Year's day in England and America. When the new calendar was adopted, January became the first month of the year.

March was called Leneten-monath by people living in England. Leneten-monath means " Lengthening month". This because after the first day of spring (March 20 - 21 ) the days indeed, begin to get longer.

You have probably heard people say, as I have, " March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Meaning simply, that the weather in the early part of March is quite often cold and stormy, whereas, the later part of the month of March is often mild and warm. At least in the northern part of the world. In the southern part of the world, March would be the beginning of fall.

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Spring is a time of new growth, although the weather is pretty unstable in spring, the grounds begin to warm and thaw. Beauty emerges , gardens are being planned and planted. Of course this all depends on location

California Gold Fields In Spring


Stones And Flowers For The Month Of Mars (March)


Birthstone, Flower And Birth Sign

March birth stones are aquamarine and blood stone. These stones represent courage.

The Daffodil is the birth flower for March.

The signs of the Zodiac for March are: Pisces (February 18 - March 20) and Aries (March 21 - April 21 ).

Just a little FYI, that I found to be interesting.

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

March ends every year on the same week day as June.

March starts on the same day as September and December of the previous years during leap years.

March 2013

March 10th: Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 17th: St. Patrick's Day

March 20th: Spring Begins

March 24th: Palm Sunday

March 25th: Passover Begins March 2013

March 29th: Good Friday

March 31st: Easter

Month Of March Events

What is happening in the month of March 2013 ?

  1. Irish American month
  2. Music in our Schools Month
  3. National Craft Month
  4. National Frozen Food Month
  5. National Irish American Heritage Month
  6. National Nutrition Month
  7. National Peanut Month
  8. National Women's History Month
  9. Red Cross Month
  10. Social Worker's Month

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Birthdays Of March


A Few March Birthday's

You say its your birthday! Listed here you will find a few famous people who have March birthdays.

March 1st: Harry Belafonte (1927) An American singer famous for his West Indian folk songs.

March 2nd : Dr. Seuss (1904) An American Author and Illustrator. A Cat in the Hat and many others.

March 3rd: Alexander Graham Bell (1847) American Inventor of the telephone

March 4th: Casimir Pulaski (1747) A Polish Patriot A hero of the American Revolution

March 5th: Howard Pyle (1888) An American writer and illustrator. The merry Adventures Of Robin Hood and other children's books

March 6th: Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806) An English Poet. Valentina Tereshkova (1937) A Russian cosmonaut: first woman to travel in space.

March 7th: Anna Magnani (1908) Italian movie actress and Academy Award winneM

March 8th: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841) American Judge who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for nearly thirty years

March 9th: Amerigo Vespucci (1454) An Italian explorer for whom America was named

March 10th: Arthur Honegger (1892) French composer

March 11th: Dorothy Gish (1898) American actress who played Mother in Life with Father

March 12th: Sir John Abbott (1821) A Prime Minister of Canada

March 13th: Johann Wyes (1781) A Swiss who finished and published his father's book The Swiss Family Robinson

March 14th: Albert Einstein (1879) German-born scientist

March 15th: Andrew Jackson: (1767) 7th President of the United States

March 16th: James Madison (1751) 4th President of the United States

March 17th: Jim Bridger (1804) An American frontier scout

March 18th: Grover Cleveland (1837) 22nd and 24th President of the United States

March 19th: David Livingstone (1813) British Missionary who explored Africa

March 20th: Henrik Ibsen (1828) Norwegian playwright

March 21st: Phyllis McGinley (1905) American Poet

March 22nd: Randolph Caldecott (1846) English illustrator of children's books

March 23rd: Sir Roger Bannister (1929) British athlete and first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. (3;59.4)

March 24th: George Sisler (1893) An American baseball player who holds the record for the most hits in one season

March 25th: Gutzon Borglum (1871) An American sculptor

March 26th: Robert Frost (1874) American poet

March 27th: Nathaniel Currier (1813) An American printmaker who pictured life in the U.S. in the 1800's. And Wilhelm Roentgen (1845) German who discovered X rays.

March 28th: George I (1660) King of England

March 29th: John Tyler (1790) 10th President of the United States. And, Pearl Bailey (1918) An American singer

March 30th: Francisco Goya (1746) Spanish Painter

March 31st: Jack Johnson (1878) American boxer, the first black heavyweight champion.

And Needless to say many more that are not listed here.

Source; World Book

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What is the month of Mars ?

Spring is a time of new growth, although the weather is pretty unstable in spring, the grounds begin to warm and thaw. Beauty emerges , gardens are being planned and planted. Of course this all depends on location


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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Thank you grandmapearl

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      I'm sending a link to this hub to my brother. He was born on March 7th and will be very interested in the people who share his birthday, among other things. I learned a lot from this wonderful article! Thanks for sharing this very interesting hub. Voted Up, Useful and Interesting. Also Sharing.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Thank You vickiw..My mother and my Granddaughter have March Birthdays...They probably wonder why i didn't add them to the list..LOL

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      What a great Hub! So timely, and such fun to look through all the March birthdays. Only know one person born in March, but I'm sure there must be some others around!

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      Thank You ..for stopping by...I really appreciate it..

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great job on this hub. I learned a few new things!!!!