Beware the Eyes Of March

During ancient times the Romans counted days a bit differently from the way we do things currently. For the Romans, the “Ides” is the 74th day in their calendar, which corresponds to the 15th day in March. This date was marked by religious observances as well as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC this date became notorious due to the fatal stabbing of Julius Caesar. It is now considered to be a most unlucky date.