Monday, March 5, 2012

March–Interesting Facts

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MARCH – “In like a lion, out like a lamb”

“31 days hath March…”

March – (Roman) was the first month of the year – Martius after Mars the Greek god of War.

Birthstone:  Aquamarine

Flower:  Daffodil

“The March wind roars like a lion in the sky, and makes us shiver as he passes by.  When winds are soft and the days are warm and clear, just like a gentle lamb then Spring is here”  unknown

“A light exists in Spring not present in the year at any other period when March is scarcely here.”  Emily Dickinson

“Winds of March, we welcome you, there is work for you to do.  Work and play and blow all day, blow the Winter wind away.” 

MARCH:  Irish American Month, National Nutrition Month, Women’s History Month, National Craft Month, National Peanut Month

EACH DAY IS SPECIAL:

1st:  National Pig Day

2nd:  Dr. Seuss Day – National Reading Day

3rd:  National Anthem Day

4th:  U.S. Constitution Day (March 4, 1789)

5th:  Hula Hoop Day

6th:  Frozen Food Day

7th:  National Cereal Day

8th:  Popcorn Lover’s Day

9th:  Barbie’s Birthday

10th:  Middle Name Pride Day

11th:  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME “Spring forward”

12th:  Girls Scout’s Day

13th:  Ear Muff Day

14th:  National Potato Chip Day

15th:  Everything You Think is Wrong Day

16th:  Everything You Do is Right Day

17th:  ST. PATRICK’S DAY

18TH:  Supreme Sacrifice Day

19th:  National Agriculture Day

20th:  1ST DAY OF SPRING

21st:  National Goof Off Day

23rd:  Toast Day

24th:  Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

25th:  Waffle Day

26th:  Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

27th:  Postage Stamp Day

28th:  Black Forest Cake Day

29th:  Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

30th:  National Doctor’s Day

31st:  Lemon Day

Did you know:  that the 2nd week in March is:  National Bubble Week, Crochet Week and International Women’s Week.

IMPORTANT DAYS IN HISTORY:

1789 – March 4th - U.S. Constitution went into effect

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1845 – March 17th – Rubber Bands were invented

1862 – March 10th – We first used paper money

1872 – March 1st – Yellowstone National Park 1st National Park

1876 – March – Alexander Graham Bell makes 1st telephone call

1877 – March 13th – Ear Muffs were invented

1886 – March 29th – Coca Cola was invented

1912 – March 12th – Girl Scouts Founded

1933 – March 7th – Monopoly game invented 

1950 – March 6th – Silly Putty invented

We can’t forget March Madness – basketball finals.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY – wear green to show your Irish pride.

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I love March – signs of Spring, Robins come back to Wisconsin, start seeds indoors, melting snow, babies:  lambs, calves, chickens, bunnies, DePere Antique Show, bowling fundraiser for school, Spring Break (week off from school), maple sap & syrup….

Blessings from Wisconsin!

 

 

 

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4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

some of those days are just bizarre. :)

dr momi said...

Hula hoop day today?? I'll have to tell my Mom...it's her Birthday :-)

Faye Henry said...

I think March is a lovely month, too.. smile.. Our Anniversary for starts..
God bless, dear..

Michaele said...

Now this was just FUN : ) I am sad I missed National Pig Day and Dr Seuss Day.