2017-03-15

THE IDES OF MARCH, The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other eight months. In Roman times, the Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held. In modern times, the term Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated, in 44 BC.

Americans who oppose the policies of President Donald Trump made their objections known on March 15, 2017 by flooding the White House with postcards in an event dubbed the Ides of Trump by organizers, who hoped to see delivery of a million or more cards expressing disapproval of Trump and his agenda to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the days following.