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Yamara 17:12, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


Didn't the year begin in March in the Julian calendar? Isn't a "march" also a borderland area, such as Denmark, or the Marchi, ruled by a marquis or a markgraf, etc? Wetman 00:03, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)


Perhaps the explanation here is correct, but Lenct sounds an aweful lot like "Lenz" (German variant for "spring"). It might of course be that German "Lenz" is related with "length", but that should be backed up by some indo-european scholar, methinks. (talk) 20:03, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

National Wag Day[edit]

Looks like some vandalism slipped through the cracks here, and has since been picked up by a couple of blogs ([1] [2]). Crickey! Ziggurat 04:14, 4 August 2006 (UTC)


I removed this from the Trivia section; it seems kind of obvious:

Jim Douglas 06:58, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Hellenic calendar[edit]

Re: "In ancient Hellenic civilization, March was called Anthesterion": I believe that there's no such thing as the ancient Hellenic calendar (see the remarks by Thucydides at the opening of his history. According to the Attic calendar article, Anthesterion corresponds to January/February in the festival calendar, one of the three calendars used in Athens, itself only one of the Hellenic systems. So I've deleted the sentence pending a more expert revision. Richard Pinch 06:56, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Why is the Danish name for March called Marts while Norwegian, Swedish, Faroese, Icedandic and French' name is called Mars?[edit]

Why is the Danish name for March called Marts while Norwegian, Swedish, Faroese, Icedandic and French' name is called Mars?

English Danish Norwegian Swedish Faroese Icelandic French
March Marts Mars Mars Mars Mars Mars

Totally WRONG[edit]

I thought that only the french wikipedia was made by people without any knowledge, but i see same in english it's not bright and clever.

So, You write : "The name of March comes from ancient Rome,". I dream! Have you sometimes heard to speak about KELTIC languages? I don't think so. MARCH means HORSE and GREAT and comes from ancient Kymric and Cornish language. Please don't mix with MARS, the bad god, serial killer of Rome.

MARCH is written also MARK (like the name of a Kymri's king), MARH in Loegrys, and its meaning is always = HORSE and GREAT.

I remind you that the Kymri have 6000 years of age, when Rome goes to wait still 5250 years just to appear for the first time, like a bad baby (MARS, the god of Rome get pregnant his great-mother Hera, who has 2 sons, Remus and Romulus). This god have nothing to see really with MARCH - A Horse, same if MARS is also a rider (MARTI, in Latin), and MARS is not Artist but a big Murderer, he hates the equestrian art; that he wants, it's a war-horse to kill a mass of people fastly. MARS= the greek ARES.

It's right, MARCH is also the First Month of the year in the ancient KELTIC Calendar.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:42, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia requires verification via reliable sources. All dictionaries I've consulted state that March is derived from the Roman god Mars. What is your reliable source? — Joe Kress (talk) 02:09, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

A MARCH IS A WALK THAT YOU USE WITH 2 FEET LIKE A WALK. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 26 March 2010 (UTC)