Thursday, March 4, 2021

Fun Holiday – March Forth and Do Something Day

 March Forth and Do Something Day is a made-up holiday celebrated each year on March 4.

Little girl helping work on community garden.

© Chiang

The holiday encourages people to do something new that enriches their own lives or the lives of people in their community.

March Fourth

The name of this unofficial holiday plays on the words, march fourth, which when spoken out loud sounds like march forth - an expression used to convey action and moving forward.


March fourth and march forth are homophones - words or expressions that are pronounced alike, but have different meanings. Homographs, on the other hand, are words or expressions that are spelled the same way but have different meanings. Examples of such words include bass (a deep sound and a type of fish) and bow (to bend, the front of a ship and a type of knot). Homophones and homographs are both types of homonyms.

How to Celebrate?

  • March forth and do something.
  • Volunteer in your community.
  • Start something that you have always wanted to do, but have never had the chance to.

Did You Know…

…that the word March is a capitonym? Capitonyms are words or expressions whose meaning changes depending on where it's capitalized or not. March refers to the month, while march refers to a walking in a measured way.

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