If you think March has nothing special worth celebrating, just consider the following food days observed in the US and other parts of the world at this time: March is the National Celery, Flour, Peanut, Noodle and Sauce Month!
So, if you’re a fan of any of these foods, you could celebrate it with a special dinner. If frozen food is more like you, March is the national month for frozen food. Of course, this is in direct contrast to the fact that March also happens to be National Nutrition Month with initiatives, projects and events aiming to raise awareness on the importance of healthy eating, so pick your celebrations wisely!
March is also a month-long period for raising awareness on caffeine consumption.
A delicious month full of flavor and zing
If March brings to mind warmer days with more sun and less rain, then your day is just about to get better.
On March 1, it’s the National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, a day you can eat your peanut butter with a spoon right from the jar. A day later, Banana Creme Pie is celebrated, only to be followed by another tasty and fun National Day, that of Mulled Wine. March 6 greets us with National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day. But before we both start drooling on our screens, let’s see other fun facts about March.
The Vernal Equinox: The Official Start of Spring
Around March 20, the first equinox of the year takes place. During the Vernal Equinox the sun is crossing the celestial equator and on this day, the day and night have the same duration. After that, days become longer and nights shorter until the Fall Equinox around September 22, when nights start to get longer.
Famous People Born In March
From Dr Seuss to Jessica Biel and Shaquille O’Neal, March is the month many Hollywood, literature, and sports stars were born in.
Jon Bon Jovi, Albert Einstein, Bruce Willis, 007 movie spy Daniel Craig, Adam Levine, and Elton John are among the artists and actors born in March.
Reading Your Heart Out in March
March is the month of raising awareness on reading and literacy, a practice made possible and more widely known through National Reading Month observed in the US.
Often the celebrations start in classrooms with homages to Dr. Seuss and continue through family and teacher-driven events such as family literacy seminars and events, library meetings, and contests that raise awareness on the importance of motivating children to read. National Reading Month also seeks to help children understand and love reading as a form of pleasure and education.
March in other languages
March doesn’t take its name from the act of walking (or ‘marching’) but instead from the Roman god of War, Mars. And if you have ever wondered what name March goes by in other languages, wonder no more:
* Chinese (Mandarin) – Sanyuè
* French – Mars
* Italian, Spanish – Marzo
* Greek – Martios/Martis
The Notoriously Erratic Weather in March
In Old English, March was referred to as Hlyda or Lide, both which refer to the month’s loud winds and quite volatile and stormy weather.
March is a fascinating time of the year. Nature and animals wake up from hibernation and it’s the month that marks the beginning of exciting new things for many people. Are you planning something special this March?
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