Marching Toward Spring
Ah, March has finally arrived, and the joint is jumpin’ here at The Storage Inn of Egg Harbor Township, NJ! The beginning of March inspires thoughts of spring and warmer weather days. With the spring equinox just a few weeks away, we’re getting a ton of folks stopping by the storage facility preparing to get organized for the spring and summer season. We’re seeing plenty of familiar faces for the first time since winter’s hibernation! And we’re renting new storage space like crazy to a whole new crew of Storage Inn customers. To celebrate the impending return of spring, here are some fun facts about the third month of the year…
- The word March dates back to the Roman calendar. March was named for Mars, the Roman god of war.
- March was the first month of the year until we started using the Gregorian calendar in 1752.
- March was called Hlyda or Lide in Old English, which is a reference to the loud winds.
- An old proverb says, “March comes in a like a lion, and goes out like a lamb,” which is reference to winter ending and spring beginning. Another popular saying is “March is mad as a hare,” which is a reference to rabbits fighting each other.
- Not only is March Women’s History Month, but it’s also American Red Cross Month and Fire Prevention Month. It’s also National Nutrition Month. Other popular holidays are Read Across America (March 2, which is Dr. Seuss’ birthday), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), Pi Day (March 14), Daylights Saving Day, Purim, and sometimes Easter even falls during the month.
- People born in the beginning and middle of March are Pisces. Those born from March 21 on are Aries. Pisces are ruled by Neptune, which makes them dreamy, creative and intuitive. Aries are ruled by Mars, which makes them energetic, daring and spontaneous.
- Aquamarine and the bloodstone are the birthstones for March. Both stones stand for courage.
- There are different reports about the true “birth flower” of March. Some say it’s the Daffodil, and others say it’s the Violet.
- A few famous people born in March are “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig, celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss, actress Jessica Biel, teenage heart throb Justin Bieber, actress Eva Mendes, basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, “Orange is the New Black” actress Lauren Prepon, tattoo artist Kat Von D, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, reality star Rob Kardashian, “Maroon 5” front man Adam Levine, “Die Hard” star Bruce Willis, Oscar-nominee Reese Witherspoon, Lady Gaga and Grammy winner Elton John.
Hopefully this dose of March trivia help to brighten your day! I know that the warmer weather is certainly adjusting my attitude in a positive direction. I’m starting to feel the urge to go buy shorts and flip-flops!