March is the third month of the year and is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. In the Northern hemisphere and Europe, it ushers spring and so for a long time was considered as the beginning of the New Year. Until the mid 1700s, Britain even celebrated their New Year on March 25th. March is also that time of the year when animals wake from their winter sleep hibernation.
In the Southern hemisphere, it is the start of autumn, a seasonal equivalent of their northern counterpart's September month. The month is marked with many events, both national and international, including the most famous St. Patrick’s Day and International Women’s Day.
March is also the time for spring cleaning and a spring break. Families often plan a short vacation to nearby tourist destinations during this time. People with the sun signs Pisces and Aries celebrate their birthday during the month of March.