Wishing you all a safe and happy Month!
We had a blast and met a lot of amazing creatives at our February event!
Added event’s: Saluki Con and Madison Quad Con!
New updated business cards for events and a new banner are on their way.
readersfavorite.com will have four of my available books listed as prizes in the monthly book giveaway. If you are interested in winning some amazing books by great authors you can check out the monthly giveaway here: book giveaway /Rise or/and here: book-giveaway/lost and here: book-giveaway/endow and here for The Warning Signs: giveaway/the-warning-signs/1.
Upcoming Event Reminders:
We are scheduled to participate at PeoriaCon on March 5th and 6th. This event takes place at Expo Gardens, Peoria, IL.
We plan to participate at the Mighty Con Event – Quad Cities Comic Con April 2nd and 3rd at the Quad Cities Expo Center in Rock Island, IL -https://mightyconshows.com/show/quad-cities
We are planning to participate in the Madison Quad Con on April 9th and 10th. This event takes place at the East Towne Mall.
We are scheduled to participate at Saluki Con! This event will take place on Saturday, April 16th at the SIU Student Center in Carbondale, IL.
We are scheduled to participate at the ST. LOUIS MIGHTY CON. The event will take place June 18th and 19th at the St. Charles Convention Center in Saint Charles, MO.
Concealed Realms plans to participate at Planet Funk Con, June 24th – 26th. The event will take place at the RiverCenter in Davenport, IA.
Quotes about March:
“After a certain age, time just drizzles down upon your head like rain in the month of March: you’re always surprised at how much of it can accumulate, and how fast.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.”
– William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale
“One swallow does not make a summer,
but one skein of geese,
cleaving the murk of March thaw,
is the Spring.”
– Aldo Leopold.
March was an unpredictable month, when it was never clear what might happen.
Warm days raised hopes until ice and grey skies shut over the town again.”
– Tracy Chevalier
“March, when days are getting long, Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.”
– Caroline May
“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.”
– Hal Borland
“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.”
– Neil Gaiman
March, when days are getting long,
Let thy growing hours be strong to set right some wintry wrong.”
– Caroline Ma
“A light exists in Spring
Not present in the year
at any other period
When March is scarcely here.”
– Emily Dickinson
“March is a month of considerable frustration it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away.”
– Thalassa Cruso
Definition of equinox:
“the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth…”– www.dictionary.com
“either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the celestial equator intersects the ecliptic.” – merriamwebster.com
March ~ Fact
You never know quite what to expect in March. It is truly an unpredictable month. On moment it’s raining and the next, a fierce wind blows around freshly fallen snow. Yet the swift changes in the weather do little to dash our hopes of warmer days to come. Above the budding trees, blooming flowers, and signing birds, the sky seems bluer with the approach of the Vernal (spring) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, signaling the promise of new beginnings on the horizon.
It is no wonder that in ancient times, the vernal equinox indicated the start of the new year, rather than the month of January. In fact, January and February weren’t added to the end of the Roman calendar until around 700 BCE and they were introduced as first month’s of the year on the Julian calendar in 46 BCE.
March ~ Folklore
With its unpredictable shifts in the weather, its equally understandable that March has given rise to some interesting folklore as well. Did you know that the last three days of March are known as the Borrowing Days? Considered to be days of relapse into wintry stormy weather, Scottish, Irish, and Spanish folklore suggests that those last days were borrowed by March from April.
“March borrowit from April
Three days, and they were ill:
The first was frost, the second was snaw ,
The third was cauld as ever’t could blaw.” – A Scottish proverb
You can find the Irish folklore here: irishcultureandcustoms.com
In this post:
I found out so many other intriguing things about March’s history, traditions, holidays, and inventions, that in this post, rather than focusing on one or two, I decided to list ten more intriguing facts and included exploratory links for you to visit, if you find yourself compelled to do so.
10 Fun Facts
1.) “March” is named for the Roman agricultural guardian and god of war, Mars.
To learn more about Mars and his role in Roman mythology visit: greekgodsandgoddesses.net
2.) This year, March 1st is (Fat Tuesday)Mardi Gras.
To discover more about the history and traditions surrounding Mardi Gras look here: neworleans.coms
3.) March 3rd is “What if Dogs and Cats had Opposable Thumbs” Day!
To learn more about this fun(ny) day visit: puppyup.org
4.) Alexander Graham Bell made the first-ever phone call On March 10th, 1876.
Want to learn more about this invention? Visit: history.com
5.) March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day!
To read more about the origin and history of this celebration visit: history.com
6.)This year March’s full Moon, the Worm Moon, arrives on the 18th.
Want to find out why Marches full moon is called the worm moon? Read about it here: almanac.com
7.) March is National Umbrella Month.
To read more about national umbrella month and the history of the umbrella visit: nationaltoday.com
8.) According to Almanac.com, The first batch of Coca Cola was brewed on march 29th, 1886.
If you are interested in learning more about its invention and/or facts about the product visit: lidolearning.com and businessinsider.com
9.) This year the Vernal (Spring) Equinox is March 20th.
If you are interested in learning more about the spring equinox visit: timeanddate.com
10.) march 31st is world back up day.
Interested in finding out more? Visit this site: worldbackupday.com/en
Historically the month of March has been filled with amazing inventions, given rise to thought provoking lore, and been celebrated globally for various reasons. I hope that you enjoyed some of the facts that I included in this post. Stay safe and keep being awesome.