The name March came from Martius, the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named after Mars, the Roman god of War, and an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus… Even in late antiquity Roman mosaics picturing the months sometimes still placed March first. (Wikipedia) The Egyptians, Phoenicians and Persians began their new year with the fall of equinox, and the Greek celebrated it on the winter solstice. The early Roman calendar designated March 1st as the New Year. The calendar had just ten months beginning March 1st.


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