Top 10 Facts About March

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Top 10 Facts About March

Top 10 Facts About March
Top 10 Facts About March
  • March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war as it was the month in which the military campaigning season got under way after winter.
  • In Old English one name for the month of March was “Hlyda” meaning “loud” possibly because of the roaring March winds.
  • March is the only month with three consecutive consonants in its name in English.
  • An old proverb says that “March comes in a like a lion and goes out like a lamb”, which means that winter is ending and spring is beginning.
  • In ancient Rome before Julius Caesar’s calendar reform, March was the first month of the year.
  • The birthstone for March is aquamarine and the flowers are the daffodil or violet.
  • Fredric March twice won an Oscar for Best Actor. Main Street on the March (1941) and March Of The Penguins (2005) also won Oscars.
  • MARCH is an acronym for the Medically Aware and Responsible Citizens of Hyderabad.
  • More 20th century UK Prime Ministers had birthdays in March than any other month.
  • The expression “mad as a March hare” dates back to 1529. It refers to the wild behavior of male hares during the mating season in March.