Public Holidays: March 2009

Day Date Country Holiday
Sun 1st Spain Spain Balearic Day
Sun 1st South Korea South Korea March 1st Movement
Mon 2nd Greece Greece Ash Monday
Sat 7th India India Mahavir Jayanti
Sun 8th Russia Russia Womens Day
Mon 9th Various Various Maulud Nabi
Mon 9th New Zealand New Zealand Taranaki Anniversary Day
Mon 9th Russia Russia Womens Day
Tue 10th Israel Israel Purim
Wed 11th India India Holi
Mon 16th Mexico Mexico Benito Juarezs Birthday
Tue 17th Ireland Ireland St Patricks Day
Thu 19th Switzerland Switzerland St Josephs Day
Fri 20th Japan Japan Vernal Equinox Day
Sun 22nd United Kingdom United Kingdom Mothering Sunday
Mon 23rd New Zealand New Zealand Otago Anniversary Day
Tue 24th Argentina Argentina Truth and Justice Memorial Day
Wed 25th Greece Greece Independence Day


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Diversity Month


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.