March 27th – Happy Easter
One of my all time favorite chocolate Holidays. There are many ways to celebrate this Holiday and we need to remember that as we sit with family, friends and strangers too. Love, caring and understanding are the hallmarks of this time of year and rebirth.
March 20th – Ostara: Spring (Vernal) Equinox & International Happiness Day
Ostara also known as the vernal equinox. The welcoming of Spring. The celebration of rebirth. Birth fertility new beginnings. The changing of the leaves from bare branch to bud. The defrosting of the ground the ice thawing on the lake. All these things that happen in Spring are being celebrated. Where ever you are, whatever your religion, Spring is a thing to be celebrated. That is what Ostara is about.
Sunday is International Day of Happiness, a global celebration of contentment adopted by all 193 members of the United Nations. The event is in its third year and aims to — of course — help people create happier lives for themselves and others. Organizers say positivity should be a priority for everyone.
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day
Celebrations concentrate on Irish themed parties, drinks and food. Many people get into the spirit by dressing in green clothing and eating green colored food. Irish clubs and pubs often hold parties or have special deals. Large street parades all over the USA…
It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States.
Ahh, the fun and pinches of St. Patrick’s Day: the day when each one of your friends and even your grandfather seems to be Irish. This is probably the only day when you’ll dig through your closet, just to find that special green something to wear wherever you go.
Have fun being Irish for one day…
March 15th – Ides of March
Was a day with traditional Roman calendar that corresponds to the date of March 15 on our current calendar. It is most commonly associated with the assassination of Julius Caesar.
The Roman calendar did not number days of an individual month sequentially from first to last as is done today. Rather than sequential numbering, the Romans counted backwards from specific fixed points of the month. There were three specific points that they counted back from: the Nones (the fifth of the seventh), the Ides (the thirteenth of fifteenth), and the Kalends (the first of the following month). The Ides typically occurred near a month’s midpoint; specifically on the fifteenth in March. The Ides were intended to be determined by the full moon.
Julius Caesar’s Assassination
The Ides of March became well-known and notorious as the official date of Julius Caesar’s assassination in the year 44 BC. Caesar’s assassination was the result of a conspiracy by a coalition of Roman senators.
March 8th – International Women’s Day
The true beauty of a woman is her mind, her smart ways, her being capable and strong, plus her vast compassion… these brilliant things and a thousand more make sure that her beauty never fades. ~Father Yule John Rakestraw
International Women’s Day!
(Link to the brilliant art below) http://scaero.deviantart.com/art/8-de-marzo-International-women-s-day-358261385