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Wikipedia: March 1
March 1
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March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). There are 305 days remaining.




Holidays and observances

  • Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno
  • Roman Empire - Feriae Marti in honor of Mars
  • Roman Empire - New Year
  • Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta)
  • Saint David's Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the year. The names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year) If the days of the year were counted from March 1, till the next March 1, each date of the year would have the same number every year, unlike counting from January 1.
  • World Day of Prayer
  • Bahá'í Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayyám-i-Há (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bahá'í calendar devoted to service and gift giving.

Year Beginning March 1

If one begins each year on March 1, then each date will have the same day number in this year, regardless of whether it's a leap year or not (e.g.
December 25 is always day 300). Also the months follow a regular 5-month cycle of 153 days, till the end of February. This can be seen by listing the number of days in the months thus:

Mar 31   Aug 31   Jan 31
Apr 30   Sep 30   Feb 28/29
May 31   Oct 31
Jun 30   Nov 30
Jul 31   Dec 31

This regularity is sometimes used in calendar calculations.

See Also:

February 28 - February 29 - March 2 - February 1 - April 1 -- listing of all days

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


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Modified by Geona