History of March: What’s the Backstory?

Mars

March Holidays

In the West, following the church liturgical calendar, March may be host to “movable” pre-Lent holidays like Shrove Monday, Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday, or they could occur as early as February. If the first full moon happens on or after March 21, Good Friday and Easter may occur in March.

March and Spring

Narcissus, by Caravaggio

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