March Without the Madness

While all are focusing on March Madness and Saint Patrick’s day, we may forget about other important days in the calendar.  One is that President Donald Trump has made it through his first Ides of March (March 15th), storied to be a day of bad fortune for politicians as it is the anniversary of the death of Julius Caesar and the day that the World Health Organization issued an alert for SARS.   – Reiss Smith – What are the Ides of March and why should we beware them?

Today,March 17th, is also Saint Patrick’s day.  A day that we celebrate the life of Saint Patrick who is famed with, “Driving the snakes out of Ireland.”  Saint Patrick used the shamrock or three leafed clover to describe the Christian belief of a three part God in which is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Next week begins the Spring season as March 20th is the Spring Equinox also called the Vernal Equinox, but not to be confused with the Spring Equilux.  The Spring Equilux coincidentally also is today March 17th and is “as close as it gets” – jkegges – to equal amounts of light and dark hours for Southeastern Wisconsin. The Spring Equinox is not without merit in terms of measurement as it the perfect time to go out and find due East and West as this is the time during which the sun sets and rises at these points – Deborah Byrd – All you need to know: March equinox –  The Spring Equinox is also the date used to determine the day of Easter as determined by the council of Nicaea in the year 325. – Encyclopedia Britannica

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