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Your Guide to March

February 26, 2018

 

Goodbye winter, hello spring! Don’t miss out on the many events that happen in March. From sports fans to nature lovers, there’s something exciting for everyone.

 

 

March 8 — International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women everywhere. On March 8, take some time out to celebrate and show your support for the women in your life.

 

March 11 — Daylight Saving Time Begins

Prepare to lose some sleep as we turn the clocks ahead one hour this month (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, which don't observe Daylight Saving). On the bright side, we’re gaining more daylight, which means that backyard barbecues and fun evening activities are just around the corner!

 

March 11 — Basketball Madness Begins!

Are you ready to go mad for basketball? If you have a basketball widow or friends who just don't understand, it might help to quote the man who gave the spring tournament its famous nickname: "A little March madness may complement and contribute to sanity and help keep society on an even keel." (Illinois High School Association secretary and former high school coach Henry V. Porter, from a 1939 essay)

 

*We are not affiliated with the NCAA or its tournaments in any way, including sponsorship, association, or endorsement.

 

March 12 — Plant a Flower Day

Make your own living or work space a little more cheerful and colorful by planting a flower on March 12. It’s a lovely way to welcome the coming of spring. March is generally a great time to start preparing an outdoor garden for the planting season, and you can support the environment at the same time.

 

March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day 

Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t a national holiday in Ireland until 1903, and the first official parade in Dublin wasn’t until 1931? Or that there are no female leprechauns in Irish folklore? Were you aware that leprechauns were traditionally cobblers, which is how they earned their gold? These are good facts to remember if you’re hitting the pub for St. Patrick’s Day trivia night!

 

March 20 — First Day of Spring 

While we’re getting excited for warmer weather, the animal kingdom is also experiencing some unique changes to gear up for the vernal season. Here’s what’s happening where the wild things are:   

  • Birds react to the increased daylight by singing more as they search for mates.

  • While we switch our heavy winter gear for lighter clothing, animals are also shedding their winter coats.

  • Earthworm eggs hatch, and they begin to come up from underground.

  • Arctic foxes, snowshoe hares, stoats, ptarmigans, and a number of other animals turn from winter white to a more spring-friendly camouflage. 

 

The beginning of spring and its promise of renewal might be inspiring you to renew some features in your home — or even find a brand-new one. If you’re going to remodel your current home or consider a move to a new abode, give me a call to review your options. 

 

 

 

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