What’s special about March?

Lately I’ve paid more attention to “official days” in various months and it piqued my curiosity. I’m not sure how these special days get chosen, but I find them interesting. Here are some fun facts and official observances for March:

The month of March 2015 is observed as:
American Red Cross Month
Irish-American Heritage
Women’s History Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Endometriosis Awareness Month
National Nutrition Month
Save Your Vision Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Birthstones for March are: Aquamarine, Bloodstone & Jade

Fruit & Veges for the month of March are:
Canistel (EggFruit)
Red Banana
Kiwano Melon
Green Onions & Leeks

March flower: Daffodil

Astrological Signs: Pisces (till 20th) & Aries (21th→)

Other Notable March Dates & Events:
March 1 – 7: National Consumer Protection Week 2015
March 2: Read Across America Day
March 5: Purim
March 8: International Women’s Day
March 8: Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 12: World Kidney Day
March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day
March 19: St Joseph
March 20: Spring Begins
March 29: Palm Sunday
March 30: National Doctors’ Day

For a more in-depth list of National days, weeks and months, check out this link: http://www.brownielocks.com/march.html

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