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March is the third month of the year. March is named after the Roman god Mars. The planet Mars is named after this Roman god as well. No other month is named after a planet.

March is a cold month in the Northern Hemisphere when animals and people without proper shelter could Die from cold, see the rhyme below:-

March said to April,
I see 3 hoggs (hoggets, sheep) upon a hill;
And if you'll lend me dayes 3
I'll find a way to make them dee (die)
The first o' them wus wind and weet,
The second o' them wus snaw and sleet,
The third o' them wus sick a freeze,
It froze the birds' nebs (noses) to the trees.
When the 3 days were past and gane
The 3 silly hoggs came hirpling (limping) hame. [1] [2] [3]

On or round the 21st of March the days and nights are of equal length throughout the World, that is known as the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The other month when there is an equinox is September.

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