March can be a busy month for workers and students, but you can stay on top of things with the March 2015 calendar. There are no legal holidays and no days off work or school are marked on the March 2015 calendar. Even Easter falls in April. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, falls on a Tuesday in 2015. That’s a great excuse to wear green and imbibe green beer. In many cities, some folks–most notoriously, college students–celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all-day drinking bouts. Saloons and bars may open as early as breakfast time, so use extra caution during the day and night.
Religious Holidays on the March 2015 Calendar
- The Jewish holiday Purim falls on March 5th. This commemorates the day that the Jews were saved from a plot to destroy them–a plot hatched by an official of the Persian Empire over 2,000 years ago. The event is chronicled in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament. Traditionally, Purim is celebrated with gifts to charity, gifts of food to friends, and listening to prayers.
- Palm Sunday, a holiday for many Christians, is on March 29th. Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem only days before his crucifixion.
Other Days to Note on the March 2015 Calendar
- Daylight Savings Time starts in the early morning hours of March 8. If you live in an area that observes Daylight Savings Time, set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
- Friday the 13th–avoid ladders and black cats if you are suspicious.
- March 20th is the Spring Equinox: one of two times during the year when the sun passes directly over the Equator (the other is in September). This is the day when light and dark periods are about as equal as they can get.
Download: March 2015 Calendar
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