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3 Fun Facts About the Month of March
As we close out the first quarter of 2022, we could all use a little uplifting and interesting information to keep us thinking throughout the month.
Particularly as March signals the start of the spring season, we thought: Why not rejuvenate ourselves with some quick learning? That’s why we’re here today with our top three facts about March you may not have previously known:
March is home to all sorts of fun holidays
Commonly recognized as the Month wherein International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day are both observed, we’re here to tell you that there’s more to March than meets the eye.
Namely, in terms of holidays, you’ll find a whole list of silly holidays just waiting for a giggle, like:
- What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day on March 3rd
- International Fanny Pack Day on March 9th
- National Everything You Do is Right Day on March 16th
- Absolutely Incredible Kid Day on March 21st
- International Folding Laundry Day on March 30th
Which do you think you would like to celebrate?
The birth flower of March is the daffodil
You may know the birthstones of March (aquamarine and bloodstone), but do you know much about March’s birth flower?
After all, it’s a new month with new beginnings in bloom. That’s what the daffodil stands for, anyway, as the official flower of March is symbolic of fresh starts and is even used by the American Cancer Society as a symbol of hope for a cure.
Additionally, in China, the daffodil is symbolic of good fortune and prosperity, given the flower is in bloom in the period of time that the Chinese New Year falls. Finally, Wales also recognizes the daffodil as a representation of faithfulness because of its steady annual blooms.
The telephone was first patented in March
The iPhone may be everything to us today, but its original predecessor was first patented in March of 1876. That being said, while the original inventor of the telephone remains in debate, the first patent was completed by the lawyers of Alexander Graham Bell.
In fact, three days after registering the patent, Bell made the first-ever successful telephone call to his assistant: “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”
Finally, the telephone was reconstructed for more practical use and wide-scale production and then began operating in 1877. At the same time, the first Bell telephone was presented overseas in Europe.
All in all, March has no shortage of interesting facts and details sprinkled throughout its weeks. It’s also known as the least productive month, the month wherein Monopoly was invented, and more!
So, do you have a favorite fact about this majestic month?