Spring traditionally marks the end of Winter and the beginning of a season that signifies longer days and warmer temperatures. The first day of Spring is also know as the Vernal Equinox. This marks the day that the Suns path is directly over the equator. This day also contains equal amounts of day time and night time. This day typically occurs each year on March 20, and on March 21 on some years.
The 25th Anniversary of the Vince Ryan Memorial Scholarship Hockey Tournament will be held March 20th-23rd, 2014. This tournament is the largest recreational adult hockey tournaments of its kind!
The tournament sprouted from the established Devco Old-timers Hockey League. The Devco League, formed in 1983, began with just 4 teams. Its purpose was to give coal miners aged 35 and older a chance to get together on Sunday evening to play some hockey. In 1989, they decided to hold a tournament to benefit the local community and the Vince Ryan Tournament was born.
St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on the nearest Monday to March 17 each year.
This event commemorates the life of St Patrick, a missionary who worked in Ireland and is said to have died on March 17 in the fifth century. He played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity. Now, his feast day is an opportunity to celebrate Irish culture.
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.