Annie's Month of March Page

"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things
that are sown in it to
spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness
and praise to
spring forth before all the nations."
~Isaiah 61:11~

Open the curtains
and let the fresh air in.

Spring is just around the corner.
Visit my:
Annie's "Flowers and Their Meanings" Page
For a Bible Study on Flowers in the Bible

The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn; ...
God's in His heaven--
All's right with the world!
Source: Robert Browning


Information about March

March is the third month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar, which is used in almost all the world today. It was the first month on the early Roman calendar and was called Martius. Later, the ancient Romans made January 1 the beginning of the year, and March became the third month. March has always had 31 days. Its name honors Mars, the Roman god of war.

March brings in spring and ends the winter. Spring in the northern half of the world begins with the vernal equinox, which occurs on March 19, 20, or 21. On this day, the center of the sun is directly over the equator. March can be both wintry and springlike. Blustery, windy days occur as frequently as mild, sunny days.

In the Northern Hemisphere, many animals end their hibernation, and many plants come to life again, during March. Sap flows in the trees, and green buds begin to appear. The first pussy willows and wild flowers can be found in the woods. Most frogs lay their eggs. Hibernating animals, such as bears, chipmunks, and woodchucks, leave their winter sleeping places. Wild geese and ducks begin their northward flights. In March, people begin to look for the first robin as a sign that
spring has really come.

Special days
March has no national holidays, but there are several important state and religious holidays. Nebraskans celebrate the admission of their state to the Union on March 1. Texas celebrates March 2 as the anniversary of its independence from Mexico. On March 4, the people of Pennsylvania commemorate the granting of the state's charter to William Penn in 1681. The Irish celebrate March 17 as the feast day of St. Patrick. In Maryland, March 25 is set apart for a celebration of the arrival of the first Maryland colonists in 1634. The Jewish festival of Purim usually occurs in March. It is held on the day corresponding to the 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar.

March Symbols
March symbols. The flower for March is the violet. The birthstones are the bloodstone
(a variety of chalcedony) and the aquamarine.

Popular beliefs
There are many superstitions about March. We often hear that "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." This means that the first day of March is often stormy, and the last day is mild and warm. Another saying is, "April borrowed from March three days, and they were ill." This refers to the first three days of April, which are generally rough and blustery like March. A third saying calls the first three days of March "blind days" because they are "unlucky." If rain falls on these days, farmers supposedly will have poor harvests.


March 2011
March is
Women's History Month

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
St. David's Day in Wales & First day of Autumn in Australia and New Zealand and ends May 31st.
Read Across America Day - another site
Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday & Hinamatsuri - is Japanese Doll Festival
World Day of Prayer - first Fri of March
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Birthday & 6th - 12th - Girl Scout Week is the week that includes March 12th!
Women's Day
Lent Begins & Ash Wednesday
Girl Scout Day
Daylight Saving Day (2nd Sunday in March) - Spring forward Fall back!
Canberra Day is the 2nd Monday in March and celebrated in Australia & Commonwealth Day in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom
St. Patrick's Day
David Livingstone's Birthday & St. Joseph's Day (Spain)

First Day of Spring Vernal equinox visit
Annie's Spring Page

Send a
Spring's Here!! Card

Psalm 74:12,16,17
"For God [is] my King of old, working salvation
in the midst of the earth. The day [is] thine, the night also
[is] thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter."

Holidays & Important Days in March

A Holiday is any day on which people lay aside their ordinary duties and cares. The word comes
from the Anglo-Saxon halig daeg, or holy day. At first, holidays honored some sacred event
or holy person.

St. David's Day is celebrated every March 1st. St. David is the patron saint of Wales and his
feast-day the International Day of the Welsh People, so wearing a daffodil or leek
would be very appropriate. Here is a site with
games for kids

March Events :
Annie's Women's History Month Page
Here are a few good links to check out:
Annie's Women's History Month Page
Annie's Lovely Christian Ladies Page
Annie's More Lovely Christian Ladies Page
Check out
Today in History & Christian Quotation of the Day

  • March 2nd ~ Texas Independence Day Declared independence from Mexico, 1836. Also Sam
    Houston Memorial Day for first Texas president. In Texas.
  • March 6th ~~ Siege of the Alamo (1836). Texas. 6th ~~ Discovery Day or Magellan
    Day.Guam. The Portuguese explorer Magellan discovered Guam, 1521.
  • March 15th ~~ Andrew Jackson's Birthday (1767). Tennessee.
  • March 17th ~~ St. Patrick's Day and ~~Evacuation Day. Suffolk County, Mass. British army
    withdrew from Boston, 1776.
  • March 22nd ~~ Emancipation Day. Puerto Rico .
  • March 25th ~~ Maryland Day. Maryland . First colonists arrived, 1634.
  • March 26th ~~Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day. Hawaii . Schools honor Prince Kuhio,
    delegate to United States Congress, 1903-22.
  • March 30th ~~ Seward's Day. Alaska. Secretary of State W.H. Seward signed treaty
    purchasing Alaska, 1867.
  • March 31st ~~ Transfer Day. Virgin Islands. United States bought Virgin Islands from
    Denmark, 1917.
  • --. Town Meeting Day.Vermont. First Tuesday in March.

To see all the other Holidays visit my other page: Annie's Holiday Page


  • March 1--Ohio became the 17th state, 1803.--Nebraska became the 37th state, 1867.
  • March 2nd ~ Texas Independence Day Declared independence from Mexico, 1836. Also Sam
    Houston Memorial Day for first Texas president. In Texas.
  • March 3--Florida became the 27th state, 1845.--Inventor Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • March 4--William Penn received grant of Pennsylvania, 1681.--The first Congress under the
    U.S. Constitution met, 1789. This date was used as Inauguration Day until 1937.--Vermont
    became the 14th state, 1791.
  • March 5--British soldiers fired on a mob in the Boston Massacre, 1770.
  • March 6--Italian artist Michelangelo, born 1475.--Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English
    poet, born 1806.
  • March 7--Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone, 1876.
  • March 8--Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., born 1841.
  • March 12--Juliette Low founded the Girl Scout movement in America, 1912. --First
    transatlantic radio broadcast, 1925.
  • March 14--Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, 1794.--Albert Einstein, German-born
    American physicist, born 1879.
  • March 15--Julius Caesar assassinated, 44 B.C.--Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the
    United States, born in Waxhaw settlement, either North Carolina or South Carolina,
    1767.--Maine became the 23rd state, 1820.
  • March 16--James Madison, fourth President of the United States, born at Port Conway,
    King George County, Va., 1751.--United States Military Academy founded at West Point,
    N.Y., 1802.
  • March 17--St. Patrick's Day --British evacuated Boston, 1776.
  • March 18--Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, born in
    Caldwell, N.J., 1837.
  • March 19--Missionary and explorer David Livingstone born 1813.
  • March 21--Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer, born 1685.
  • March 23--Patrick Henry, according to tradition, declared "Give me liberty, or give me
    death!" 1775.
  • March 25--British Parliament abolished slave trade, 1807.
  • March 26--Robert Frost, American poet, born 1874.--Tennessee Williams, American
    playwright, born 1911.--Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman justice of Supreme Court of the
    United States, born 1930.
  • March 27--Wilhelm Roentgen, German physicist who discovered X rays, born 1845.
  • March 29--John Tyler, 10th President of the United States, born at Greenway Estate,
    Charles City County, Va., 1790.--Cy Young, American baseball player, born 1867.
  • March 30--United States purchased Alaska from Russia, 1867.--Amendment 15 to the
    U.S. Constitution, stating that a person cannot be denied the ballot because of race or
    color, proclaimed, 1870.
  • March 31--Commodore Matthew C. Perry made the first treaty between the United States
    and Japan, 1854.--United States took possession of the Virgin Islands by purchase from
    Denmark, 1917.--Daylight Saving Time went into effect in the United States,
    1918.--Newfoundland became the 10th province of Canada, 1949.

Other March Pages:
Special Days to Celebrate in March from
Barb's March Facts and Events Page
Peggie's Words from the Well -a weekly devotional
Peggie's Breaks for March -great ideas for the month

For other Related Pages Visit:
Annie's Devotional Page
Annie's Christian Search
Annie's Christian News
Annie's Christian Magazines
Annie's The Lighter Side
Annie's Begin the Day Page


Psalm 104:19 "He appointed the moon for
the sun knoweth his going down."
Genesis 1:14 "And God said, Let there be lights in
the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from
the night; and let them be for signs, and for
seasons, and for days, and years:"
Acts 14:7 "Nevertheless he left not himself without
witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from
heaven, and fruitful
seasons, filling our
hearts with food and gladness."
Daniel 2:21 "And he changeth the times and the
seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he
giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge
to them that know understanding:"

To learn more about SPRING visit:
Annie's Spring Page

"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven
to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs,
and for seasons, and for days, and years:"
~Genesis 1:14~

Famous Quotes & Sayings about
the month of March

A lights exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period~
When March is scarcely here.
~Emily Dickinson~

The stormy March has come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.
Source: William Cullen Bryant

I wonder if the sap is stirring yet,
If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate,
If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun,
And crocus fires are kindling one by one.
Source: Christina Rossetti

And the
Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
Source: Percy Bysshe Shelley

"For, lo,the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers
appear in earth; the time of the singing of birds has come,
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."
Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Some March Trivia for You:

Hares court and mate in spring. During courtship, they often jump and twist in the air.
This behavior may explain the phrase "mad as a March hare."

Alice in Wonderland became so well known that the names of some of its characters are part of everyday speech.
For example, we hear about people who "grin like a Cheshire Cat" or who are as "mad as a March Hare."

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone
Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine,
Till leap year gives it twenty-nine.
Source: Old saying

Other Related Pages by Annie:

Annie's March Verse of the Day Page
Annie's March Bible Verses Page
Annie's March Cards Page
Annie's Card Shop
Annie's March Memory Verses Page
Annie's "A Psalm for Each Day" Page ~For March 2011~
Annie's March Holidays Page
Jakes "March Word Puzzle Page
Annie's "March Fun & Free Stuff" Page
Annie's Month of March Page

For All my March Holiday Pages Visit: Annie's March Holidays Page
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