March is the signal spring is about to begin. March is named after the Roman god of war, Mars. He was the ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Remus and Romulus. The earliest Roman calendar has it written Martius. It marked the season of festivals and warfare. In the Saxon culture, it was named Lentmonat, marking the lengthening of the days. Whatever the history, there are many things to look forward to in March, like St. Patrick Day, spring equinox, and Daylight Savings. Here at Discover Books, we would like to pay tribute to the talented authors and illustrators who are lucky enough to have their birthdays in March.
Emily Dickinson paid tribute to the month in her famous poem “Dear March - Come, " in the public domain.