March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This statue shows him in battle gear. The Roman calendar originally began in March, and the months of January and February were added later, after a calendar reform.
1st St David’s day Wales
1st Shrove Tuesday Pancake day
2nd Ash Wednesday Lent Spring clean
2nd New Moon in Pisces – Pisces new moon
Dreams, liminality, the place between sleep and waking. The time of reawakening, stirring out of hibernation bringing the dreams of winter to the shore of consciousness. The final sign of the zodiac, the birthing of the dream.
5th St Piran’s day Cornwall
6th March Jīng zhé – The waking of insects.
On the waxing march worm moon – weed make space prepare the ground ready for the new moon planting of seeds.
16-17th Jewish Purim
17th St Patricks Day
17-18th Holiday Hindu Spring festival
18th Full moon –
Celtic- moon of winds.
Medieval- Chaste moon.
Native American- Worm moon.
Cherokee – windy moon.
The Almanac – Plough, Wind moon
March full moon or Ides of March – Roman festival of Anna Perenna (later set at 15th March)
20th March Vernal Equinox – Ostara
Ostara neopagan celebration of spring
Nowruz – Iranian/Persian new year
21st March Sun in Aries- Zodiac new year
25/3 Lady day – feast of the annunciation Christian new year from 1155 until 1752, when the Gregorian calendar was introduced.
26/3 Hebrew new year. 1st month of the Hebrew calendar, month of happiness
Equivalent to 6am
Seed Breaking into light
27th British summer time & Mothers day
Mad March hares and April fools