March Birth Month Fun Facts and Gift Guide and Free Printable!
In this article you'll find interesting facts about March and gift ideas for March birthdays as well as a free printable card that can be used as a birthday card or wall pin-up!
FREE Printable March Birthday Card
March Birth Stone: Aquamarine
"One of the most popular blue gemstones, Aquamarine is steeped in myth and legend. Known as the gem of the sea, even the name ‘Aquamarine’ comes from the Latin ‘aqua’ for ‘water’ and ‘marina’ for ‘of the sea’. Aquamarine can have wonderful clarity, meaning that it dazzles with a bright, energetic sparkle.
Many superstitions and legends told throughout the long history of Aquamarine relate to water and the oceans. One such legend states that the qualities of the gem are especially strong when it has been submerged in water. When Aquamarine's perceived powers appeared to dwindle, the gem would be placed in water on the night of a sparkling full moon in order to revitalize it."
March Birth Flower: Daffodil
"No flower embodies spring quite like the daffodil, so it’s quite appropriate that March’s birth flower is the narcissus. These cheerful yellow flowers are named after the character in Greek mythology who was so in love with himself he drowned in a pool of water whilst admiring his own reflection.
Narcissi aren’t just a symbol of vanity though, they are said to symbolise new beginnings, rebirth and rejuvenation. They also represent faithfulness due to their ability to bloom year after year.
For different cultures around the world daffodils represent different things. In China they are seen as a sign of good luck and prosperity because they bloom around the time of Chinese New Year. In Wales they are celebrated as the national flower. The daffodil is also a symbol for the cancer care charity Marie Curie."
Pisces & Aries
These two astrological signs are known for their determination and passion, respectively. Babies born between March 1 and March 20 are known as optimistic Pisces, while those born after March 20 are officially spring babies members of the Aries sign. Aries are known for being fiery and passionate.
"Smart, creative, and deeply intuitive, Pisces can be close to psychic. Pisces feel things deeply, and have incredibly strong gut reactions. A Pisces "knows" things from deep within, and can often judge whether a person or situation is good or bad. That doesn't mean a Pisces ignores the logical part of their brain, though. Deeply intelligent, Pisces have a profound respect for the power of the human mind. Is it a surprise that Albert Einstein was a Pisces?"
"The first sign of the Zodiac, Aries are the trailblazers. Passionate and independent, Aries will never do something just because everyone else is doing it—a Ram needs to be 100 percent committed to the task at hand. Competitive to the max, the best way to motivate an Aries is to turn something into a contest. Aries will put everything they have (and then some) into winning. Loyal, smart, and impulsive, they always have multiple projects on their mind, and won't be satisfied until their work, social life, and personal lives line up exactly with the dream life they've envisioned. Those who are drawn to magnetic Aries may have trouble keeping up—but if they can, they'll have a friend for life."
March Fun Facts
- Babies born this month are the most likely to get that corner office when they grow up. Research indicates a higher percentage of CEOs are born in March than any other month.
- The daffodil is the national flower of Wales, typically worn on March 1 for St. David’s Day in honour of the country’s patron saint.
- In ancient Rome, March was considered the “first month” of the year, while January and February didn’t even exist! Caesar finally introduced a new, solar-based calendar in 46 B.C. that included January and February, and decreed that the new year would begin on Jan. 1, instead of March.
Special Dates in March
- March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
- March 2: Dr. Seuss's Birthday, National Read Across America Day
- March 3: World Wildlife Day
- March 4: National Grammar Day, World Obesity Day
- March 5: World Book Day
- March 6: National Day of Unplugging* (first Friday of every March), National Dentist's Day, National Oreo Cookie Day
- March 7: Fun Facts About Names Day, National Cereal Day
- March 8: International Women's Day
- March 10: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
- March 12: Genealogy Day, Plant a Flower Day
- March 13: National K-9 Veterans Day
- March 14: National Pi Day, Learn About Butterflies Day, National Potato Chip Day
- March 15: The Ides of March
- March 16: Freedom of Information Day, National Artichoke Day, National Panda Day
- March 17: St. Patrick's Day
- March 18: Supreme Sacrifice Day, National Biodiesel Day, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day* (third Thursday of every March)
- March 19: National Poultry Day
- March 20: International Earth Day, First Day of Spring*, International Day of Happiness
- March 21: National Teenager Day, International Day of Forests, World Down Syndrome Day, World Poetry Day
- March 22: American Diabetes Alert Day, World Water Day
- March 23: World Meteorology Day, National Puppy Day
- March 24: World Tuberculosis Day, National Cocktail Day
- March 25: Tolkien Reading Day, International Waffle Day
- March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, National Spinach Day
- March 28: Major League Baseball Opening Day*, Respect Your Cat Day
- March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
- March 30: I Am in Control Day, Take a Walk in the Park Day, Doctors' Day
- March 31: World Backup Day
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