March Holidays!

• March 5th : Fat Tuesday – this is the day when people eat all they want because the next day, Ash Wednesday, symbolizes the beginning of a long fasting period for Christians.

• March 17th : St Patricks Day – this day is held in honor of Saint Patrick, the missionary who brought Christianity to the Irish people in the 400’s AD.

• March 20th : International Earth Day – celebrated on the Vernal Equinox, International Earth Day was initiated to make earth inhabitants aware of their responsibility to care for the planet. The Spring Vernal Equinox brings days and nights in equal proportions meaning it is the day when there is exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of nighttime.

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