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March About this sound (pronunciation) is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, and one of the seven months which are 31 days long.

March in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of September in the Northern Hemisphere.

The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war. In Rome, where the climate is Mediterranean, March is the first month of spring, a logical point for the beginning of the year as well as the start of the military campaign season. January became the first month of the calendar year either under King Numa Pompilius (circa 713 BCE) or under the Decemvirs about 450 BCE (Roman writers differ).The numbered year began on March 1 in Russia until the end of the fifteenth century. Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, which was when they ultimately adopted the Gregorian calendar. Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.

In Finnish, the month is called maaliskuu, which originates from maallinen kuu, meaning earthy month, because during maaliskuu, earth finally became visible under the snow. In Ukrainian, the month is called березень, meaning birch tree. Historical names for March include the Saxon Lentmonat, named after the equinox and gradual lengthening of days, and the eventual namesake of Lent. Saxons also called March Rhed-monat or Hreth-monath (deriving from their goddess Rhedam/Hreth), and Angles called it Hyld-monath.

March starts on the same day of the week as November every year and February in common years only.

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Events in March

March, from the Très riches heures du duc de Berry
Easter eggs. Easter is usually celebrated in March or in April

March symbols

The Daffodil, The floral emblem of March

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Travel guide

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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of March.

Global

Australia

  • 3 March 2007: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade and Party [1], Sydney.
  • Early March: Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras [2], Sydney, Australia
  • Late March: Royal Easter Show, [3] in Sydney

Botswana

Brazil

  • Carnival - sometimes takes place on early March, see February for details.

Namibia

  • 21st: Independence Day

South Africa

  • Mid March: Cape Argus Cycle Tour, +27 (0)21 685-6551 (email:info@cycletour.co.za[5]), [6]. Entrance fee is R250 for entrants on the African continent or the equivalent of 50 Euro's every one else. Total distance is 109km. Start in downtown Cape Town, cycle down the eastern side of the peninsula, past Simon's Town and back up the western side of the peninsula. Cape Town, South Africa
  • 21st: Human Rights Day (Public holiday)
  • Mid March: Two Oceans marathon, [7] on the Cape Peninsula
  • Mid March: Splashy Fen Music Festival, [8] just outside Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Late March to early April: Rand Show, +27 (0)11 661-4000 (email:randshow@kagisoexpo.co.za[9]), [10] at the Expo Center, Nasrec, Johannesburg
  • Late March: OppiKoppi (Literally translates to On the Hill) [11], Music festival outside Northam
  • Late March: Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, [12], in Oudtshoorn
  • Late March: Cape Town Jazz Festival, [13] in Cape Town
  • Late March and early April: Cape Epic Mountain bike race, [14] in the Western Cape

Spain

  • 16th of March to 23rd of March 2008: Holy Week

Holy Week is a religious festival that starts with the first full moon of Spring. It commemorates the the final days and sacrifices of Christ up to his resurrection day. Usually, imagery relating to this stage of the New Testament are paraded thoughout the cities and towns all over Spain and some Hispanic countries.

  • Malaga Spanish Film Festival. The most important Spanish Film festival. It takes place every year around the second week of March.

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Wiktionary

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English

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Etymology

Middle English March(e), from Anglo-Norman Marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius, from earlier Mavors.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
March

Plural
countable and uncountable; Marches

March (countable and uncountable; plural Marches)

  1. The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: Mar or Mar.
  2. A surname for someone born in March, or for someone living near a boundary ( marche).

Derived terms

  • a bushel of March dust is worth a king's ransom
  • ides of March
  • March ale, March beer
  • March break
  • March brown
  • March chick

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of achmr
  • charm

Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

Template:MarchCalendar2010 March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.

March begins (according to non-sidereal astrology) with the sun in the sign of Pisces and ends in the sign of Aries. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Aquarius and ends in the constellation of Pisces.

March in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of September in the Southern Hemisphere

The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and called Martius after Mars, the Roman god of war. In Rome, where the climate is Mediterranean, March is the first month of spring, a logical point for the beginning of the year as well as the start of the military campaign season. The numbered year began on March 1 in Russia until the end of the fifteenth century. Great Britain and her colonies continued to use March 25 until 1752, the same year they finally adopted the Gregorian calendar. Many other cultures and religions still celebrate the beginning of the New Year in March.

In Finnish, the month is called maaliskuu, which originates from maallinen kuu meaning earthy month. This is because in maaliskuu earth started to show from under the snow. Historical names for March include the Saxon term Lenctmonat, named for the equinox and eventual lengthening of days and the eventual namesake of Lent. The Saxons also called March Rhed-monat (for their goddess Rhedam); ancient Britons called it hyld-monath (meaning loud or stormy).

March, from the Très riches heures du duc de Berry

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March is the third month of the year with 31 days. March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.

In ancient Rome, March was called Martius. It was named after the war god (Mars) and the Romans thought that it was a lucky time to begin a war.

March's flower is the Jonquil and its birthstone is the Bloodstone. The meaning of the Bloodstone is Courage.

Events in March

Trivia

Other meanings

  • A march is also a type of music, originally written for and performed by marching bands.
  • March is also the name of a place in Germany.
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