Public Holidays: March 2008

Day Date Country Holiday
Sat 1st Spain Spain Balearic Islands
Sat 1st South Korea South Korea March 1st Movement
Sun 2nd United Kingdom United Kingdom Mothering Sunday
Thu 6th India India Maha Shivratri
Mon 10th Greece Greece Ash Monday
Mon 10th Russia Russia Womens Day
Mon 17th Mexico Mexico Benito Juarezs Birthday
Mon 17th Ireland Ireland St Patricks Day
Wed 19th Switzerland Switzerland St Josephs Day
Thu 20th Various Various Maulud Nabi
Thu 20th Argentina Argentina Maundy Thursday
Fri 21st Various Various Good Friday
Fri 21st Various Various Good Friday 
Fri 21st Various Various Maulud Nabi
Fri 21st Israel Israel Purim
Fri 21st Japan Japan Vernal Equinox Day
Sat 22nd India India Holi
Sun 23rd New Zealand New Zealand Otago Anniversary Day
Mon 24th Sweden Sweden Easter
Mon 24th Various Various Easter Monday
Mon 24th South Africa South Africa Family Day
Tue 25th Greece Greece Independence Day
Mon 31st New Zealand New Zealand Taranaki Anniversary Day

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Diversity Month

March

March gets its name from the Roman Martius, which was latin for Mars, the Greek god of war. Mars was also an agricultural deity, which may explain why such a warlike god was assigned to a month at the start of spring.