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The Month of March

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I was born March 18, 1989 which is the third month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. According to the early Roman calendar, March was the first month of the year and formerly called Martius. March’s name honors the Roman God of war named Mars. March has always had 31 days and brings in spring while ending winter so it can be both spring like and wintry.

Although March has no national holidays, several state and religious holidays are celebrated. For example, the Irish celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day one the 17th of March and Nebraskans celebrate the admission of their state into the union on March 1st. The flower used to represent the month of March is the violet and the birthstone is the bloodstone and the aquamarine. There are many popular beliefs about March. For example, it’s been said that if Easter should fall on the 25th of March than a disaster will shortly follow. It’s also been said that April borrowed the last three days of March.

Geologically, March could be believed to be the month of earthquakes. This is because according to Michael Schirber, Life Science Staff writer, the two strongest recorded earthquakes in U.S. history occurred in this month. On March 28, 1964, Alaska 125 people were killed during a 9.5 magnitude earthquake that caused $311 million dollars in property loss. Overall, March is best affiliated with spring and I’m proud to say that is the month I was born in.

Works Cited

"Annies "Month of March" Page." Annieshomepage. 1 Oct. 2008 .

Schirber, Michael, ed. "March is Earthquake Month, and other Shaky 'Facts'" Life Science. 9 Mar. 2005. 1 Oct. 2008 .