Notable About March…
Special Days in March
|The name “March” for the year’s third month is believed to have come from the ancient Roman calendar. The Roman year originally started with Martius, the month dedicated to the god Mars, the Roman god of war. Mars was a very important figure in Roman culture and was believed to be the father of Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome. Over time, the name Martius was shortened to March, and it has remained the third month of the year in many calendars to this day.|
“In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” Phrase Origin
Many rhymes, expressions, riddles, idioms, and songs exist to describe certain phases of the calendar year. Some of the most common examples are “April showers bring May flowers” and the Month of the Year nursery rhyme, made to help people remember which months have thirty days and which have thirty-one.
Like April, the month of March also has an expression that goes, “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb.” While not usually a part of our everyday language, it does hold meaning behind the shifting forecast one can usually expect in March.
But what does it mean exactly?
The phrase “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” refers to the notion that the month of March usually starts off with the continuation of cold winters (aggressive like a lion) and ends with warmer, spring-like weather (soft like a lamb). March straddles the winter and spring timeline, so the idiom is the perfect way to describe the change in weather during the month.
While there is no permanent record of when this expression was first used, one of the earliest citations occurred in Thomas Fuller’s 1732 compendium, Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British. The authors state, “Comes in like a Lion, goes out like a Lamb.” It then made its way into many farmers’ almanacs after that—although it is assumed that the expression is much older than the 18th century.
How this expression is seen in everyday life
Because of this change, March is also a time when many consumers experience a decrease in their utility costs because less heat is needed to maintain a warm environment to combat winter, while it’s also not necessary to spring (no pun intended) for air conditioning yet. Even though it appears that recent standard weather periods are intermingling due to climate change, the language still remains.
What do you think? Does March come in like a lion and out like a lamb? Or perhaps it comes in like a penguin and out like a duck. You decide.
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Universal Human Beings Week
Write a Letter of Appreciation Week
Will Eisner Week
|The First Full Week in March is…
National Nutrition Week
Read An E-Book Week
National School Breakfast Week
|The First Monday in March is…
Casimir Pulaski Day
|The First Tuesday in March is…
Peace Corps Day
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Stop Bad Service Day
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National Hospitalist Day
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National Day of Unplugging
National Dress in Blue Day
Employee Appreciation Day
National Speech and Debate Education Day
World Day of Prayer
|The First Saturday in March is…
National Play Outside Day (Every month)
|The First Sunday in March is…
Finisher’s Medal Day
|National Women’s History Week takes place in the week that includes March 8th, which is International Women’s Day.|
|The second Monday in March begins…
National Bubble Week
Fill Our Staplers Day
National Sleep Awareness Week
|The Second Tuesday in March is…
Organize Your Home Office Day
|The Second Wednesday in March is…
Registered Dietician Nutritionist Day
World Kidney Day
|The Second Thursday in March is…
Popcorn Lover’s Day
World Kidney Day
|The Second Friday in March is…
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Fanny Pack Day
|The Second Sunday in March is…
Check Your Batteries day
Daylight Savings Time
Dry Shampoo Day
|The Monday After Daylight Savings Sunday is…
National Napping Day
|The Third Week in Mach begins…
National Consumer Protection Week
National Poison Prevention Week
|The Third Monday In March is…
Act Happy Day
|The Third Tuesday in March is…
World Social Work Day
Tea For Two Tuesday
|The Third Day of the Third Full Week is…
National 3-D Day
|The Third Wednesday in March is…
National SBDC Day
|The Third Thursday in March is…
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Companies That Care Day
Farm Rescuer Day
Oranges and Lemons Day
|The Third Friday in March is…
National Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day
|The Third Saturday in March is…
Corn Dog Day
International Sports Car Racing Day
Maple Syrup Saturday
Play The Recorder Day
National Quilting Day
|The Fourth Tuesday in March is…
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National Little Red Wagon Day