Monthly Trivia: March

by: Lili Pad

The month of March

“March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection”

– Kahlil Gibran

It is the third month of the year, which has 31 days and was named after the Roman God of war, MARS.Martius, the moniker for Mars is actually the original term for the month of March in Roman calendars. March was originally the first month of the year in the Roman calendar because of its association with the first day of spring.

In other places it is known as:

Middle English – March or Marche

Latin Name – Martius Mensis (Month of Mars)

Old English – Martius

Flower

The March flower is the daffodil. It is also known as Jonquil or Narcissus and is often recognized as a yellow flower but other colour varieties are white and orange.

Romans who brought daffodils to Britain believed that the sap of the flower had healing powers. A nymph named Echo was in love with a young Greek named Narcissus but he ended their relationship. Heartbroken, Echo hid and died in a cave. Te handsome, and somewhat egotistical, Narcissus saw his reflection in a pool of water and in an attempt to get a better look, feel in and drowned. The Greek myth says he then became the flower.

Birthstone

The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. The gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage.
Its mesmerizing color ranges from pale to deep blue and are reminiscent of the sea. It creates a beautiful accent to spring and summer wardrobes. This gemstone is mainly mined in Brazil, but is also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan and Mozambique.

Famous People born on March

Justin Beiber – March 1
Eva Mendes – March 5
Shaquille O’neal – March 6
Albert Einstein – March 14
Enrique Gil – March 30
Julia Barretto- March 10
Kathryn Bernardo – March 26
Vice Ganda – March 31

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