March named after the Roman God Mars, the God of War; Mars is the Red Planet we associate with Fire and Red Coral; this is the month that battles were said to resume, because of the growing warmth.
The Vernal Equinox or the beginning of Spring occurs on Thursday, March 19, 2020: 11:50 pm EDT. This event marks Spring for the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn for the Southern Hemisphere.
March will give us the Full Worm Moon a Supermoon, the first of the year. The Full Worm Moon marks the ground being soft enough for the groundworms to come out and feed the birds, bringing the real beginning of life to Spring. The Rebirth of Earth.
Birth Flower: Daffodil
Mars Gemstone: Red Coral
Source: The Farmer’s Almanac
- Sunday, March 8, is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2:00 A.M. that night. Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour! We prefer to do this before bedtime on Saturday night, just so there’s no existential confusion the next morning.
- March 8 is also International Women’s Day, which is a day that not only celebrates the achievements of women and the progress made toward women’s rights but also brings attention to ongoing struggles for equality around the world.
- Sunday, March 15, is the Ides of March! Legend surrounds this ill-fated day. Beware the Ides of March!
- Tuesday, March 17, is St. Patrick’s Day. According to folklore, St. Patrick used the three-leaved clover (shamrock) in his teachings about the Holy Trinity.
- Thursday, March 19, brings about the March equinox—also called the vernal or Spring equinox—marking the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall. St. Joseph’s Day in celebration of the husband of Mary, Mother of Jesus.
- March 25 – The Annunciation the day the Archangel Gabriel spoke to Mary telling her to name her Son, Jesus, which means ‘Salvation’ YHWH ‘I AM’ or ‘LORD.’
- March 29-31 are the Borrowing Days. According to lore, the last three days of March have a reputation for being stormy.
- Looking ahead: This year, Easter Sunday will occur on April 12, culminating the Holy Week for Christian churches and commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read more about Easter Sunday and find out why the date changes every year.
- March 3: What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
- March 9: International Fanny Pack Day
- March 13: National Ear Muff Day
- March 16: National Panda Day
- March 21: Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
- March 23: World Meteorological Day
- March 31: World Backup Day
“March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb.” This saying came about with profound changes in March’s weather, although we are experiencing this year-round now due to climate change.
“Is’t on St. Joseph’s day clear,
So follows a fertile year;
Is’t on St. Mary’s bright and clear,
Fertile is said to be the year.
What’s your favorite thing about March?