It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire.
It is a recess in early spring at universities and schools in various countries in the northern hemisphere.
Daylight Savings time was begun in an effort to help save energy and provide workers with more hours of serviceable daylight during the long summer days.
In 2014 Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday March 9, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. local time. Clocks will shift forward 1 hour, making the local time 3:00 a.m.
2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE
Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
It encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
Every year in March, dietitians across the country remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being.
Nutrition Month 2014 is dedicated to helping Canadians get cooking as we focus on food skills and preparation. The slogan for this year’s campaign is Simply Cook and Enjoy! Healthy eating is important to good health. Food nourishes your body and gives you energy to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Eating the right foods can also help reduce your risk of many chronic diseases.