MARCH FACTS

  • March begins on the same day of the
    week as February, excepting leap years,
    and as November every year.
  • There is an adage that March "comes in
    like a lion, but goes out like a lamb",
    referring to the weather that some
    regions experience during the month.
    This saying is meant to demonstrate the
    unpredictable weather which often occurs
    as the seasons change.
  • March in the Northern Hemisphere is the
    seasonal equivalent to September in the
    Southern Hemisphere (and vice versa).
  • The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball
    Championship, colloquially known as
    "March Madness," is a 20-day tournament
    that begins in March; however, the
    Championship Game is played in early
    April.
  • March's birthstone is aquamarine for
    Pisces and diamond for Aries.
  • March's flower is the jonquil.
    OTHER OBSERVANCES
    & IDEA NUGGETS

  • Academy Awards Month:  How
    about allowing your residents to
    view the awards on television. As
    an alternative you can record the
    awards and play them on the
    following day.  For a party you can
    set up some movie star pictures, a
    gold prize trophy (anything will
    work, e.g. bowling, tennis, Boy
    Scout, basketball, etc.)  
    Refreshments can include popcorn,
    cookies cut in the shape stars, a
    punch made of diet gingerale and
    diet Seven-Up (or your own
    champaign mixture) and vanilla ice
    cream.

  • American Red Cross Month:  
    Invite the local Red Cross to come
    in and give a speech about the Red
    Cross history and current services.  
    Maybe they will give some life
    saving  demonstrations.





  • Music in Our Schools Month

  • National "Talk With Your Teen
    About Sex" Month


  • National Craft Month

  • National Feminine
    Empowerment Month


  • National Furniture Refinishing
    Month





  • National Professional Social
    Work Month




  • Poison Prevention Awareness
    Month



  • Youth Art Month

  • National "On Hold" Month

Famous Weeks in March...

Week 1

  • American Camping Week


  • Help Someone See Week


  • National PTA Drug & Alcohol
    Awareness Week

  • National Volunteers of America
    Week

  • National Women's History Week

  • Return the Borrowed Book
    Week

  • Save Your Vision Week

  • Surfside Salutes Canada Week

  • Universal Human Beings Week

Week 2

  • American Camp Week

  • Bubble Gum Week


  • Cycle Week

  • Fun Mail Week

  • Garden Book Week


  • Music in Our Schools Week


  • National Professional Pet Sitters
    Week


  • National School Breakfast Week


  • Newspaper in Education Week

Week 3

  • American Chocolate Week


  • Children & Hospitals Week

  • National Free Paper Week

  • National Manufacturing Week

  • National Poison Prevention
    Week

  • National Wildlife Week

  • World Humanist Week

Week 4

  • American Chocolate Week

  • Art Week

  • National Agriculture Week
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

March 1  
  • Katherine Bach, 1954
  • Harry Belefonte, 1927
  • Harry Caray, 1914
  • Robert Conrad, 1936
  • Roger Daltry, 1944
  • Tim Daly, 1956 (Actor "Wings")
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar, 1974 (Actor)
  • Ron Howard, 1954
  • Glenn Miller, 1904
  • David Niven, 1910
  • Donald Slayton, 1924 (Astronaut)

March 2
  • Desi Arnaz, 1917
  • Karen Carpenter, 1950
  • Jon Bon Jovi, 1962 (Musician)
  • Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931 (USSR
    President)
  • John Irving, 1942 (Author)
  • Chris Martin, 1977 (Coldplay's
    singer)
  • Eddie Money, 1949
  • Loraine Newman, 1952 (Actress -
    SNL)
  • Lou Reed, 1942 (Singer)
  • Dr. Seuss, 1904

March 3
  • Alexander Graham Bell, 1847
  • (Telephone Inventor)
  • Jessica Biel, 1982
  • Jean Harlow, 1911 (Actress)
  • Michael Imperioli, 1966

March 4
  • Chastity Bono, 1969
  • Patricia Heaton, 1958
  • Kevin Johnson, 1966
  • Catherine O'Hara, 1954
  • Paula Prentiss, 1938
  • General Pulaski

March 5
  • Andy Gibb, 1958
  • Rex Harrison, 1908 (Actor)
  • Michael Irvin, 1966
  • Niki Taylor, 1975

March 6
  • Tom Arnold, 1959
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti, (Artist)
  • Lou Costello, 1906
  • Gordon Cooper, Astronaut
  • D. L. Hughley, 1963
  • Ed McMahon, 1923
  • Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
  • Rob Reiner, 1945
  • Willie Stargell, 1941

March 7
  • Tammy Faye Bakker, 1942
  • Bryan Cranston, 1956
  • Laura Prepon, 1980
  • Willard Scott, 1934
  • Daniel J. Travanti, 1940 (Actor)

March 8
  • Syd Charisse, 1922 (Actress)
  • Camryn Manheim, 1961
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr., 1976
  • Lynn Redgrave, 1943
  • James Van Der Beek, 1977

March 9
  • Juliette Binoche, 1964
  • Bobby Fischer, 1943 (Chess Great)
  • Emanuel Lewis, 1971
  • Mark Lindsay, 1942 (Musician - Paul
    Revere & The Raiders)

March 10
  • Prince Edward of England, 1964
  • Edward Guy, 1964
  • Shannon Miller, 1977
  • Chuck Norris, 1940
  • Sharon Stone, 1958

March 11
  • Lawrence Welk, 1903 (Musician,
    Bandleader)

March 12
  • Liza Minelli, 1946 (Actress, Singer)
  • Walter Schirrar, 1923 (Astronaut)

March 13

March 14
  • Michael Caine, 1933 (Actor)
  • Albert Einstein, 1879 (Scientist)

March 15
  • Andrew Jackson, 1767 (7th US
    President 1829-1837)

March 16
  • Lauren Graham, 1967
  • Jerry Lewis, 1926 (Actor, Comedian)
  • James Madison, 1751 (4th US
    President)
  • Chuck Woolery, 1941 (Game Show
    Host)

March 17
  • Patrick Duffy, 1951 (Actor)
  • Rob Lowe, 1964 (Actor)
  • Thomas Mattingly, 1936 (Astronaut)
  • Kurt Russell, (Actor)
  • Gary Senise, 1955 (Actor)

March 18
  • S. Grover Cleveland, 1837(22nd &
    24th US President)
  • Peter Graves, 1926 (Actor)
  • Queen Latifah, 1970
  • Pillsbury Doughboy
  • George Plimpton, 1927 (actor,
    writer)
  • Vanessa Williams, 1963

March 19
  • Wyatt Earp, 1848 (Died January 13,
    1929 )
  • St. Joseph
  • Glenn Close, 1947 (Actress)
  • Bruce Willis, 1955 (Actor)

March 20
  • Holly Hunter, 1958
  • Spike Lee, 1957
  • Fred Rogers, 1928 - TV's Mr.
    Rogers.

March 21
  • Matthew Broderick, 1962 (Actor)
  • Rosie O'Donnell, 1962
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    (Composer)
  • Eddie Money, 1949 (Singer)

March 22
  • Leonard Chico Marx, 1887 (Marx
    Brothers)
  • William Shatner, 1931(Actor -
    Captain Kirk, Star Trek)
  • Stephen Sondheim (Composer)
  • Reese Witherspoon, 1976

March 23
  • Joan Crawford (Actress)

March 24
  • Harry Houdini, 1874
  • Steve McQueen, 1930 (Actor)

March 25
  • Anita Bryant, 1940
  • Aretha Franklin, 1942
  • Elton John, 1947 (Musician)
  • Jim Lovell, 1928 (Astronaut)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, 1965
  • Gloria Steinem, 1934 (Feminist)

March 26
  • James Caan, 1940
  • Kenny Chesney, 1968
  • Leeza Gibbons, 1957
  • Diana Ross, 1944 (Singer)

March 27
  • Mariah Carey, 1970
  • Quentin Tarantino, 1963

March 28
  • Lucy Lawless, 1968
  • Reba McEntire, 1955
  • Vince Vaughn, 1970

March 29
  • Eric Idle, 1943
  • Eugene J. McCarthy, Senator
  • Kurt Thomas, 1954
  • John Tyler, 1790 (10th US
    President)

March 30
  • John Astin, 1930 (Actor - Gomez on
    Adams Family)
  • Warren Beatty, 1937 (Actor)
  • Tracy Chapman, (Singer)
  • Eric Clapton, 1945 (Musician)
  • Celine Dion, 1968 (Singer)
  • Nora Jones, 26 (Singer)
  • Paul Rieser, 38 (Actor)

March 31
  • Richard Chamberlain, 1934 (Actor)
  • Al Gore, 1948 (US Vice President )
  • Christopher Walken, 1943 (Actor)
MARCH HOLIDAYS

  • Ash Wednesday, Check calendar for
    date. The seventh Wednesday before
    Easter and the first day of Lent, which
    lasts 40 days. Having its origin sometime
    before A.D. 1000, it is a day of public
    penance and is marked in the Roman
    Catholic Church by the burning of the
    palms blessed on the previous year's
    Palm Sunday. With the ashes from the
    palms the priest then marks a cross with
    his thumb upon the forehead of each
    worshipper. The Anglican Church and a
    few Protestant groups in the United
    States also observe the day, but generally
    without the use of ashes.

  • March 17, St. Patrick's Day  St. Patrick,
    patron saint of Ireland, has been honored
    in America since the first days of the
    nation. Perhaps the most notable part of
    the observance is the annual St. Patrick's
    Day parade in New York City.

  • Purim (Feast of Lots), Check calendar for
    date. A day of joy and feasting celebrating
    the deliverance of the Jews from a
    massacre planned by the Persian
    minister Haman. According to the Book of
    Esther, the Jewish queen Esther
    interceded with her husband, King
    Ahasuerus, to spare the life of her uncle,
    Mordecai, and Haman was hanged on
    the same gallows he had built for
    Mordecai. The holiday is marked by the
    reading of the Book of Esther (the
    Megillah), by the exchange of gifts, and by
    donations to the poor.
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