What’s Happening in March? Flowers, Fun Facts, and Holidays

by Rachael Priest on February 29, 2012

The month of March brings us many fascinating facts. The most well known date, of course, is St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. We also have a few interesting oddities such as dueling bunnies, enjoying peanuts, and celebrating…..pigs. Sit back and get ready to learn a few facts you never knew about March:

  • National Peanut Month

March has been proclaimed National Peanut Month, dedicated to the many uses of the peanut such as peanut oil, peanut butter, and the peanut itself. Georgia boasts a claim on 40 percent of all peanuts grown in the United States.

  • National Pig Day

Starting in 1972, National Pig Day has been celebrated on March 1st. It is a day dedicated to recognizing the intelligence and domestication of the pig. This day is also noted as Peanut Butter Lover’s day, as well as Share a Smile Day. In celebration of this day, you can send gifts such as peanut butter cookies or some peanut butter candy tucked inside a flower arrangement. What a great way to share a smile!

  • St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone is aware that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th, but did you know that this was the day of the saints death? St. Patrick used the shamrock as a representation of the Holy Trinity, which is why the shamrock is associated with this holiday. Although the year of his death is disputed, most historians agree that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17th, 460 A.D.

  • Mad as a March Hare

Have you ever heard the expression, “You’re as mad as a March hare,” and wondered where it came from? The mating season for rabbits begins in March. Very much like the deer, the male rabbits must demonstrate their worth to the female. They begin the battle to see who proves victorious and earns the honor of claiming a mate. The erratic behavior of the male bunny during this period led to the old saying.

March Flowers

March flowers are all about springtime. From daffodils and tulips to azaleas and dogwoods, this is the time of year that flowers burst into bloom. A spring tradition of plucking the bounties of the season for display indoors is one that is loved by children and adults alike. We at Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop in Crawford, Ga. would like to wish you a joyous spring full of renewed spirits. And, as always, give us a call at 706-743-5830 if we can serve you in any way.

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