Some Facts About March

Photo by Lady Duck
@LadyDuck (147536)
Switzerland
March 6, 2017 9:07am CST
The second week of March has just started. The "meteorological" beginning of spring has occurred the first of March. The astronomical beginning of spring will occur on the 20th. (For those in the southern hemisphere it's the beginning of Autumn.) What we do celebrate in March? The 8th is the national women's day The 14th is "National "Pi Day". Why? Because the value of Pi is 3.14. March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and also Corned Beef and Cabbage Day. Of course there are plenty of weird, almost unknown celebrations, like "Johnny Appleseed Day" on the 11th, or National Potato Chip Day on the 14th. Do you have a special celebration during the month of March? The photo is mine, of last Spring.
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@DianneN (74433)
• United States
6 Mar 17
Besides partying with friends on St. Patrick's day, we celebrate my brother and daughter in law's birthdays, and remember my dad's birthday. Your photo is lovely!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
You have a lot of celebration for this months. I love that tree, I have to ask the name to the gardener.
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@DianneN (74433)
• United States
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Yes, many celebrations, dinners, parties, and fun things to do. I'm curious as to what type of tree that is. Switzerland is so beautiful. I have to return and see more of it.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
@DianneN I have searched online I cannot find the name, I am going to ask, there are many of those trees here.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 17
Oh naughty Anna, you missed out the legendary 15th March. Et tu Anna.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
Yes, I did not mention "the ides of March", I am guilty of this.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck I bet that Julius would not forget that date.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
@Asylum No, he surely remembers and he did not like at all what happened.
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@topffer (33234)
• France
6 Mar 17
I like Spring, but I see nothing special in March for me. I had a look at the happening of the month, and I think I can add the World Day of Happiness on March 20th. I read that this day has been created by the UN in 2012, but I do not remember to have heard of it before today.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
I confess that it is the first time that I hear of World Day of Happiness, but I am going to write down the date and trying to do something that makes me happy.
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Try to do something to make you happy every day!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 17
@Lupita234 No, getting drunk is not something I do, it is not funny and surely not appropriate for a woman, well not even for a man.
• United States
6 Mar 17
Let's see, my former husband was born in March, tomorrow actually. Nothing to celebrate just thought I'd throw it out there.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
I am sure you are not at all interested in celebrating your ex-husband birthday. We have nothing to celebrate in March.
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• United States
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck I celebrate the fact he's no loner my problem!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill This is a valid reason to celebrate.
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@rebelann (38914)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Mar 17
Wow, what a beautiful tree, fantastic photo. I do not celebrate much outside of just being happy that spring is in the air. My elm tree in my front yard is already getting little green leaves.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
I have to ask the name of the tree, it is beautiful I like it but I do not even know the name.
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@rebelann (38914)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Mar 17
I only know of one person here who might be a pro horticulturist and that would be @daddyevil but what I'm not sure of @LadyDuck is if he has as much knowledge about trees as he does house plants.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
@rebelann The gardener told me which tree it is, it's a Star Magnolia. It is true that the aroma of the flowers reminded me the magnolia and the leaves grow after the flowers fall.
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@amadeo (61720)
• United States
6 Mar 17
We have March 17th for ST.Patty Day.Same corn beef and cabbage. Not sure about the rest of the month.Of course Spring and daylight savings time
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
I think you change time the next Sunday 12th, we are going to change the 26th.
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• San Jose, California
9 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Oh, no... already?
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 17
@Lupita234 NO The Daylight saving time.
@marlina (71290)
• Canada
6 Mar 17
LOve your photo. No special celebration here that we do.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
I have nothing special for the month of March. I would like to know the name of the tree, I have never known.
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@Fleura (7113)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Is it Magnolia stellata? Like this
Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata) supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's Garden.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
9 Mar 17
@Fleura Yes it is, I asked to the gardener yesterday and he confirmed. It is an old and beautiful speciment of Star Magnolia.
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Mar 17
None that I can think of, but St. Pat's day is a good one and I like that National Potato Chip day too.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
National Potato Chip day sounds interesting, I like Potato Chips.
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7 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Yes, indeed. You are welcomed to pie, potatoes chips, and after all that celebrating on March the 14th, taking a relaxing nap would be the thing to do, just for the sake of celebrating naps.
Everyday is National Something Day. March 14 is Pi Day, Napping and Potato Chip Day.
@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
@MarleneAM No naps for me, nor pies, but crispy chips are my favorite.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
6 Mar 17
I am looking forward for the National Women's Day! March is a good month for me, the weather gets sunny and warm and we can finally go for walks at the beach. I don't have any special events planned for this month so I am hoping to find some time and relax!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
I have nothing planned either, only one trip to Italy to visit my Mother. Do you also celebrate father's day on the 19th there in Greece? Italy and Switzerland celebrate it on this day.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
7 Mar 17
@LadyDuck we celebrate father's day in June I think. A trip to Italy sounds wonderful, the weather must be amazing now. Which part of Italy are you visiting?
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
@besweet My mother lives in Milan, it is still pretty cold in March, but better than February.
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
6 Mar 17
Our 45th wedding anniversary will be on March 25. We eloped. Marrying at the courthouse did have staying power.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
This is a special month for you the 45th wedding anniversary is important, we celebrated our 45th the last 27th of December.
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Wonderful!! Wishing you a belated Happy 45th Anniversary!!!!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
@Corbin5 Thank you, you also married very young.
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
6 Mar 17
the only, really, important thing about March is my Birthday!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
Which day is your birthday? I will come to your profile to wish you Happy Birthday.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
@Ronrybs So March 14th, you are a Pisces like me.
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@Ronrybs (7302)
• London, England
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck I am indeed a Pisces, but your maths is a bit off, March 16 for me
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
Oh that photo of that tree filled with those white flowers looks so beautiful. What tree is that, Anna? It looks like the branches are already sagging to the ground?
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
I do not know the name of the tree, it is the first one to bloom in Spring. Today when I see the gardener of my neighbors I ask him the name of the tree.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Are the flowers fragrant?
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
@SIMPLYD Not a lot, but they have a nice fragrance.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
6 Mar 17
St Patrick's Day is coming. Its the wearing of green and watching that Chicago River turn green.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
I was in Atlana one year, I remember the "everything green" and the Parade.
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@Fishmomma (11521)
• United States
10 Mar 17
@LadyDuck There are many Irish People in the United States. I wear something green almost every day.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 17
@Fishmomma I almost never wear green, it's a difficult color to wear. We have a funny saying in Italy "if you dress in green, you undress your beauty".
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• Preston, England
8 Mar 17
no special events for me, though it is International Women's Day today and Mother's Day later this monh too @LadyDuck
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
8 Mar 17
Today is International Women's Day and I received a small branch of mimosa and a chocolate at my grocery store. We celebrate Mother's Day the second Sunday of May.
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• Preston, England
12 Mar 17
@LadyDuck our Mother's Day is the last Sunday in March
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
12 Mar 17
@arthurchappell I remember that it was a different day in the UK, I think to remember that in France in is not the 2nd Sunday of May, but the last Sunday.
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@JudyEv (118942)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Mar 17
Quite possibly, there is something special designated for each day. That is a magnificent tree. Great photo.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
Yes Judy, I have checked and there are pretty weird celebrations. I have to ask the name of this tree, it is beautiful.
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@JudyEv (118942)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar 17
@LadyDuck I can't see any leaves on the tree - just flowers. It's magnificent.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
@JudyEv The leaves grow later, around June, when there are no more flowers.
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
No other celebrations for me but I do a big National Pi Day celebration by eating pie!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
This is a great idea, I hate maths, but I can make the effort to eat a pie.
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@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
6 Mar 17
It's the boyfriend's birth month.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
Happy Birthday to him and do not forget to celebrate.
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@JustBhem (31735)
• Davao, Philippines
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck Thanks. I am planning and I have a lot in my list.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 17
Very special in deed... my birthday!
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
6 Mar 17
Is it soon or later in March?
• Philippines
6 Mar 17
@LadyDuck later
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• Greece
6 Mar 17
We always remember that 4th March was the day we arrived in Greece for what we thought was 6 months in which to decide whether to move here or not. The six months went into a year and this month we celebrate our 12th year here. It is rather different now than it was then, the rose tinted spectacles have come off, but we still like living here.
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
The 4th of March is my cousin birthday. We moved here 11 year ago and it was a long decision, because we bought this house 18 years ago. I can imagine that Greece was better when you first came there. Most European countries are more poor now than they were 12 years ago, it's a shame.
@TheSojourner (17479)
• United States
6 Mar 17
Though I have been beaten to the punch(line), my first thought was, "Beware the Ides of March!"
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@LadyDuck (147536)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
Yes, March 15th, the assassination of Julius Caesar, I thought not to mention this one, I thought that some may not know him.
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