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March 1

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

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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.

See Also:

February 28 - February 29 - March 2 - February 1 - April 1 - more historical anniversaries

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

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