Origins of March

Adriana Maldonado , reporter

March is the third month of the year but is named after the Roman god of war and a planet called Mars. The name comes from Martius. In ancient Rome, they had many festivals on Mars and it took place in March. They did this because it was the earliest month and the weather was mild enough to start a war. Before, March was the first month on the Roman calendar. March is the month when spring finally begins and daylight takes root, typically the second Sunday in the month. This time of the month can be dramatic with the wild shifting weather as mother nature is shedding her winter coat. The definition of March as a verb is: the act of moving forward at a steady pace or beat. 

Some fun facts about March are: each year March and June end on the same day of the week, and it’s the time when animals start to wake up from hibernation. March in the Southern Hemisphere, is the equivalent to September in the Northern Hemisphere. Every year on March 1, Discrimination Day is celebrated globally so that everyone lives life with dignity regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, skin color, height, and weight. March is the month when everything is starting to become warm and the weather is changing rapidly and there are many festivals to come and I hope everyone has enjoyed this month and its history.