Public Holidays: March 2011

Day Date Country Holiday
Tue 1st Spain Spain Balearic Islands
Tue 1st South Korea South Korea March 1st Movement
Tue 1st United Kingdom United Kingdom St Davids Day
Wed 2nd India India Maha Shivratri
Mon 7th Greece Greece Ash Monday
Mon 7th Brazil Brazil Carnival
Mon 7th Australia Australia Labour Day
Tue 8th Brazil Brazil Carnival
Tue 8th Russia Russia Womens Day
Wed 9th Brazil Brazil Ash Wednesday
Fri 11th Lithuania Lithuania Restoration of Independence Day
Mon 14th Australia Australia Adelaide Cup
Mon 14th Australia Australia Canberra Day
Mon 14th Australia Australia Labour Day
Mon 14th New Zealand New Zealand Taranaki Anniversary Day
Tue 15th Hungary Hungary National Day
Thu 17th Italy Italy Anniversary of national unification
Thu 17th Ireland Ireland St Patricks Day
Fri 18th India India Holi
Sat 19th Italy Italy Father's Day
Sat 19th Switzerland Switzerland St Josephs Day
Sun 20th Israel Israel Purim
Mon 21st Mexico Mexico Benito Juarezs Birthday
Mon 21st South Africa South Africa Human Rights Day
Mon 21st New Zealand New Zealand Otago Anniversary Day
Mon 21st Japan Japan Vernal Equinox Day
Wed 23rd Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Day
Thu 24th Argentina Argentina Truth and Justice Memorial Day
Fri 25th Greece Greece Independence Day

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Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday
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.