March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
March is named after the planet Mars.
Mars, the god of war but also the protector of crops and the field. The beginning of spring, which signals the time to prepare for planting, occurs during this month. March was the first month of the ancient Roman year, at least until the reforms of 153 BC. It marked both the beginning of the military campaign season and a time of renewal after the winter season.