In the Julian and Gregorian calendars, March is the third month of the year. It is the second of the seven months which have a length of 31 days. In the Southern Hemisphere (South America, some parts of Africa, and Oceania), March is the first month of autumn. Here are 14 interesting and fun facts about March that everyone should know.
1. March Was The First Month Of The Year
In early Roman calendars, March used to be the first month of the year. One year used to be ten months long, starting in March and ending in December.
2. March Was Named After Mars
The month of March was named after Mars, the God of War in ancient Roman religion.
3. March’s Birth Flower Is Daffodil
The flower for the month of March or March’s birth flower is the daffodil which represents new beginnings, good luck, prosperity, and good fortune.
4. National Pig Day Is On the 1st Of March
National Pig Day is celebrated annually on the 1st of March in the United States.
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5. March Is The First Month Of Spring
In the countries of the northern hemisphere, March is the first month of the spring season.
6. Alexander Graham Bell Made The First Telephone Call
On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, made the first telephone call in his Boston laboratory, to summon his assistant, Thomas Watson, from the next room.
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7. Share A Smile Day Is On March 1st
Share a Smile Day is celebrated annually on March 1st and this day encourages people to be a little bit more joyful and spread a little happiness around.
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8. The First Tweet Was Posted
Twitter, a major social networking platform, was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006. On the same day, the first tweet, which says, “just setting up my twttr”, was posted by Jack Dorsey.
9. When The Day And Night Are Of Equal Length
In the Northern Hemisphere, the vernal equinox happens on March 20th or 21st of every year. It occurs when the Sun is exactly above the equator and the day and night are of equal length.
10. First International Transmission Of A Radio Message
On 27th March 1899, Guglielmo Marconi sent the first international transmission of a radio message across the English Channel.
11. Animals Start Waking Up From Hibernation
Animals start waking up from hibernation during the month of March.
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12. Pi Day Is On March 14th
Every year, Pi Day is observed on March 14th around the world. It is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi).
13. Shoelace Was Officially ‘Invented’
One of the most amazing fun facts about March is that Shoelaces had been in use for thousands of years; however, shoelace was officially ‘invented’ by Englishman Harvey Kennedy on 27th March 1790 when he took out a patent on them. Harvey Kennedy actually didn’t invent shoelaces; he invented a new feature.
14. National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is celebrated in the month of March every year. It focuses on the importance of a balanced diet and exercise.
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These are 14 interesting and fun facts about the month of March.
FAQ: 14 Fun Facts About March
Here I have answered some of the most commonly asked questions about March.
Q1. Who Made The 1st Phone Call?
Ans: Alexander Graham Bell, who was the inventor of the telephone, made the first telephone call on March 10, 1876, in his Boston laboratory, to summon his assistant, Thomas Watson, from the next room.
Q2. Who Is The Founder Of the Social Networking Site Twitter?
Ans: Twitter is a major social networking site, which was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006.
Q3. What Month Do Animals Come Out Of Hibernation?
Ans: Animals come out of hibernation or start waking up from hibernation during the month of March.
Q4. Is March 1 National Pig Day?
Ans: On the 1st of March, National Pig Day is celebrated annually in the US.
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