As of 2015, March is the third month of the year, but it wasn't always so. March was the first month of the 10-month year in the Roman calendar because it was close to spring. Even now, the vernal equinox falls between March 19 and the 21st.
There are still some societies where March is the first month of the year.
March was also the beginning of the Roman fighting season and was named after Mars, the god of war. Its full Latin name was Martius mensis.
Several United States entered the union in March, including Ohio, Nebraska, Vermont, Maine and Florida.
Like most months, March has 31 days but has no fixed major holidays. Easter Sunday often falls in March but not always. However, March is Women's History Month, and St. Patrick's Day falls on March 17. Minor holidays include National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, National Old Stuff Day, National Multiple Personality Day, National Barbie Day and National Girl Scout Day. March is also time for National Napping Day, which falls on the day after the return of Daylight Savings; National Pi Day, which is, of course, on 3/14; National Awkward Moments Day; National Artichoke Hearts Day; and National Puppy Day.