March 2019: International Women’s Month
the celebration of women’s contributions both throughout history, and now.
March 17th: St Patrick’s Day
A celebration on the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
March 20th: March Equinox
when the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length and the length of night and day are nearly equal.
March 21st: Holi
‘The Festival of Colours’, lasting 2 days and celebrates the coming of Spring and end of the Winter Harvest throughout India
March 21st: Purim
This is a Jewish festival that commemorates all of the Jewish people in ancient Persia who were plotted against by Haman, who declared that he wanted, “‘to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” (in Megillah, Esther)
March 25th: International Day of Rememberance of the Vicitims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
It is both a day dedicated to the honouring and remembrance of the all the millions of victims subjected to the slave trade, as well as calling our attentions the dangers of racism.
March 26th: National Spinach Day
A national day of celebrating Spinach! Allegedly to encourage people to eat and grow more of it, due to its unprecedented benefits
March 31st: Cesar Chavez Day
Celebrating the social justice activist, who helped combat poverty and discrimination suffered by Mexican and Mexican-Americans
March 31st: Mother’s Day
The celebration of Mothers worldwide. They took care of us so we take care of them on this day (although hopefully this is extended to the everyday as well).
March 31st: Daylight Saving Time starts
This is when we put our clocks forward in order to make the day (seemingly) longer, through the increased evening sunlight times.