By Linda Denninger
Last year March introduced the Pandemic into our lives and brought about a vast array of changes to our daily lives. One year later, we are finally starting to see the “light at the end of the tunnel”. Please continue to be vigilant and safe in protecting yourself and your loved ones.
March has many special days and things to celebrate. We can use some happy times right now! The following was taken from a post by the Farmer’s Almanac.
- March 8 is International Women’s Day, which is a day that not only celebrates the achievements of women and the progress made toward women’s rights, but also brings attention to ongoing struggles for equality around the world.
- March 14 is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2:00 A.M. that day. If your area observes it, don’t forget to “spring forward” and set the clocks one hour ahead, or you may find yourself an hour late to everything!
- March 15 is the Ides of March! Legend surrounds this ill-fated day. Beware the Ides of March!
- March 15 is also Clean Monday. Also called Pure Monday, this day marks the beginning of Great Lent for followers of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. This day is like Ash Wednesday of the Western Church.
- March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. According to folklore, folks wear a shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day because the saint used its three leaves to explain the Trinity.
- March 20 brings about the March equinox—also called the vernal or spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere—marking the beginning of spring. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall. On this day, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator.
- March 27 is the start of Passover, which begins at sundown on this day.
- March 29-31 are known as the Borrowing Days. According to lore, the last three days of March have a reputation for being stormy.
Spring is also a great time to organize and “Declutter” your home. We have a large assortment of items that help you with that chore as well!
It’s been an unprecedented year of trials and tribulations. Let’s all set a goal to make THIS YEAR a year of healing, health and helping others!
Stay safe my friends!