A Comprehensive List of Everything Related to March. Just too many holidays, events, trivia and other items of interest to list in the Newsletter!
March Facts and Trivia!
The News Article ~ link and fave
Project Educate Schedule for March:
March 6th-12th - Traditional Art - Body Art - annajordanart
March 13th-19th - Photography - Animals, Plants, and Nature - Anoya
March 20th-26th - Digital Art - Atramina and Norke
March 27th-April 2nd - Photography - Pinup & Glamour - DistortedSmile
Chronic Fatigue Awareness: A debilitating and complex disorder characterized by intense fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Directory for information and help and CFS Case Definition.
Irish American Month: National Irish American Heritage Month was designated by Congress in 1995.
Music in Our Schools Month
National Craft Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month: For those NOT allergic to peanuts!
National Women's History Month
Red Cross Month
Social Workers Month
Small Press Month.
1st Week: Letter Appreciation Week; an opportunity to let others know what or whom you may appreciate.
1st Week: Save Your Vision Week
2nd Week: National Bubble Week
2nd Week: Crochet Week: The link has instructions, patterns, pictures and more.
3rd Week: American Chocolate Week
4th Week: Cherry Blossom Celebration
4th Week: World Folk Tales and Fables Week
Holidays and Events
St. David's Day: Celebrated in Wales, UK.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday: The link has ideas for crafts, game and activities.
Doll Festival in Japan.
National Anthem Day: Written by Francis Scott Key on September 20, 1814, The Star Spangled Banner was adopted by Congress as the National Anthem in 1931.
DiVinci Sketches the concept of the Parachute.
The Potty Dance Day.
March 7th: Bell gets his Patent for the Telephone: Just imagine what he would think of all the people in the world so addicted to their cell phones they rarely have them away from their ear .
Working Women Day: International Women's Day is sanctioned by the United Nations. The celebration goes back to the late 1800's to early 1900s, growing from women's socialist movements and early trade union groups. The first International Women's Day was held March 19, 1911. Women socialists and trade unions held an earlier Women's Day on the last Sunday in February, 1908. The event grew from there and has been celebrated annually since. The focus is upon women workers, and advancing women's rights in the workforce, politics and society.
Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras: The day before Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday, which is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Day, is a day when people eat all they want of everything and anything they want. The reason is that the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period for Christians. In addition to fasting, Christians may give up something special that they enjoy to eat. So, Fat Tuesday is a celebration and the opportunity to enjoy that favorite food or snack that you give up for the long Lenten season.
Nowhere on the planet is Fat Tuesday celebrated more than on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The day is celebrated with festivities and parades and of course much food and drink. While in New Orleans, a big tradition is wearing Mardi Gras beads and giving them to others. During parades loads of coins and beads and thrown to the crowd.
Ash Wednesday: The day of fasting and the beginning of Lent for most Christians, the beginning of the Lenten Season starts forty-six days prior to Easter. The date varies each year and can occur as early as February 4th (February 5th on leap years) or as late as March 10th. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of repentance. The ashes used are typically gathered after the Palm Crosses from the previous year's Palm Sunday are burned.
No Smoking Day.
Get Over it Day: Link has videos and other ways to "Get Over it".
Comment from the editor (this does not reflect back on anyone else on dA): I have to say the saying really annoys me. There are things people will never get over. Like a death of a loved one. Grief may eventually flow into acceptance but telling someone to "get over it" when a person in their lives has died is rude and unfeeling.
Middle Name Pride Day: Middle Name Pride Day honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. I have two brothers who go by their middle names and an eldest brother who goes by a nick name and doesn't use either his given names. Just my two-cents worth!
The First Basketball Game: James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891.
Girl Scout Day: The Girl Scouts were founded in 1912.
The beginning of Daylight Savings Time ~ set the clocks forward at 2 AM, Sunday morning.
Buzzard Day: Buzzards gather in various areas. What is really scary is I've been to Hinckley, Ohio many times where it seems the most buzzards gather! A great place to antique or get a beloved pet or hunted animal stuffed (after death of course)!
Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Hersche: Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun in our solar system. This huge, icy planet is covered with clouds and is encircled by a belt of 11 rings and 22 known moons. Uranus' blue color is caused by the methane (CH4) in its atmosphere; this molecule absorbs red light.
Albert Einstein's Birthday; born in 1879.
Pie Day... I mean PI Day! As in 3.14... or to be slightly more exact, pi = 3.14159265 (since it goes on for infinity).
Beware the Ides of March! The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year. It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.
On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to "beware of the Ides of March". Apparently, he did not heed the warning as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC. Et tu, Brute?
St. Patrick's Day: Saint Patrick's day is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles (circa 400 AD), as Ireland is known.
Awkward Moments Day.
Feast Day of San Giuseppe: Is also known as Father's Day in Italy. The day, which used to be a national holiday, is traditionally celebrated with bonfires and sometimes pageants with scenes from the life of Saint Joseph.
International Serengeti day ~ The First International Serengeti Day is both a celebration of the remarkable Serengeti ecosystem and an appeal to the world community to come to its aid.
Read more: 1st International Serengeti Day - event in Tanzania - MyTanzaniaInfo.com MyTanzaniaInfo
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Purim: March 20th - 21st ~ The Holiday of Joy: dress up and be merry while remembering how the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped annihilation thanks to the bravery of Queen Esther.
Ostara: Vernal Equinox….. “Ostara” (Spring) March 20, 2011 6:21 PM EST - 2321 UTC. History.
Earth Hour Day: Earth Hour 2011 will be held on Saturday March 26 between 8.30PM and 9.30PM in your local time zone.
Dr. Jonas Salk invents a vaccine to fight polio.
The city of Madrid falls to the forces of Francisco Franco, ending the Spanish Civil War. (1939)
The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris, France (1889).
Did you Know? March was named for the Roman God "Mars"
Did You Know? On Bourbon street in New Orleans, store owners coat poles and columns with Vaseline© to keep wild and rowdy revelers from climbing them (and perhaps falling).
Birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone
Flower: Jonquil, Violet
Astrological Signs: Pisces: February 19th through March 20th; Aries: March 21st through April 19th