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Updated: Mar 4, 2021


You may have heard the weather proverb, “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb,” which means that if the month starts off stormy, it will end with mild weather. There is, however, a different interpretation: The constellation Leo, the lion, rises in the east at the beginning of March and thus the month “comes in like a lion,” while Aries, the ram, sets in the west at the end of the month, and hence, the month “will go out like a lamb.” Farmers Almanac.

Lion or lamb regardless, March is a month much looked forward to, in anticipation of Spring and all the marvellous feelings that come with new beginnings. At Blueheel, we're planning a whole new approach to our spring activities from dance warm-up classes, to new 'Slick Basics' courses and bringing back our all time favourite Lindy Hop workshop! Here are a few other happenings to look forward to:


  • March 3: What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day. Yes, it's a real thing...

  • March 8 is International Women’s Day, which is a day that not only celebrates the achievements of women and the progress made toward women’s rights, but also brings attention to ongoing struggles for equality around the world.

  • March 9: International Fanny Pack Day. Thank goodness fanny packs are in again...

  • March 14 is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2:00 A.M. that day. Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set the clocks one hour ahead, or you may find yourself an hour late to everything!

  • March 15 is the Ides of March! Legend surrounds this ill-fated day. Beware the Ides of March!

  • March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Green beer and shamrock! According to folklore, folks wear a shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day because the saint used its three leaves to explain the Trinity.

  • March 20 brings about the March equinox—also called the vernal or spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere—marking the beginning of spring. In the Southern Hemisphere, this date marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of fall. On this day, the Sun stands directly over Earth’s equator.

  • March 27 is the start of Passover, which begins at sundown on this day.

  • Looking ahead: This year, Easter Sunday will occur on April 4

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