Thankfully, the last week or so has seen a positive change in the weather which makes people more upbeat. Spring has sprung, and we would put money on the fact that the person reading this right now, did some sort of work in their outdoor space on the weekend! We know we did, and it was absolutely lovely. We thought we would give you some facts about the month of March.
1. March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war as it was the month in which the military campaigning season got under way after winter.
2. In Old English one name for the month of March was “Hlyda” meaning “loud” possibly because of the roaring March winds.
3. March is the only month with three consecutive consonants in its name in English.
4. An old proverb says that “March comes in a like a lion and goes out like a lamb”, which means that winter is ending and spring is beginning.
5. In ancient Rome before Julius Caesar’s calendar reform, March was the first month of the year.
6. The expression “mad as a March hare” dates back to 1529. It refers to the wild behaviour of male hares during the mating season in March.
7. Fredric March twice won an Oscar for Best Actor. Main Street On The March (1941) and March Of The Penguins (2005) also won Oscars.
8. MARCH is an acronym for the Medically Aware and Responsible Citizens of Hyderabad.
9. The birthstone for March is aquamarine and the flowers are the daffodil or violet.
10. More 20th century UK Prime Ministers had birthdays in March than any other month
Day light saving time also adds an element of tradition and rancor to the season as many (though not all) spring forward and change their clocks one hour.
Good times are coming.