March Holidays Clip Art

March Holidays, Events, and Occassions Clip Art

Clip Art of A March Desk Calendar
Dixie Allan

The winter season ends in March, and in comes Spring. Spring in the northern hemisphere of the world begins with March 19, 20, or 21. It is the day when the sun is directly over the equator.

The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named Martius after Mars or Ares, the Greek god of war.

It seems most of us living in the United States are ready for spring to arrive and bring with it nice weather...we are ready for winter to retire for this year!

The birthstones for March are the aquamarine and the bloodstone. Aquamarine is the more well known birthstone for March and its colors range from greenish blue to blue-green. The color of aquamarine has a calming effect and is said to cool the temper. Bloodstone is actually a dark green jasper. Spots of iron oxide show up as vivid red spots in jasper, hence the word bloodstone. The Babylonians believed the stone had healing powers, especially for blood disorders.

Pisces and Aries are the astrological signs for March. Birthdays from March 1st through the 20th fall under the sign of Pisces. March 21st through the 31st birthdays fall under the sign of Aries.

Narcissus is the flower for the month of March and is the name for a genus of flowering bulbs native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. Daffodil, which symbolizes chivalry, respect, modesty and faithfulness is the main common name of this beautiful flower.