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March's Observations and Celebrations

By VerityCU March 1, 2023 Community

Let’s acknowledge and explore March’s Observances and Celebrations.

Month-long Observances & Celebrations

  • Women’s History Month: A month designated to specifically highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Learn more from the National Women’s History Alliance, which has created the theme of “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” for 2023, and the National Women’s History Museum.
  • Greek American Heritage Month: A month to celebrate the contributions of Greek-Americans. Explore more at the Greek American Foundation.
  • Irish American Heritage Month: A month to celebrate the contributions of Irish-Americans, coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Explore more at the Irish American Heritage Museum.

Daily Observances & Celebrations

  • Wednesday, March 8th – International Women’s Day: An international day to: “Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality”, with a theme this year to #BreakTheBias. Learn more at the International Women’s Day website and on the UN website.
  • Thursday, March 7th – Purim: A joyous holiday that celebrates the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre in ancient Persia. You can learn more here.
  • Friday, March 8th – Holi: The “Festival of Color” or “The Festival of Love”, this Hindu holiday celebrates spring, connection, and triumph of good over evil. The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) is celebrating Holi on Saturday, March 25th. Learn more about Holi and the PNA’s event here.
  • Monday, March 20th – Vernal Equinox: A celebration of the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere, celebrating the continued increase in light during the day.
  • Saturday, March 25th – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: A day to honor and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of this brutal, terrible system. To learn more, visit the UN’s page here.
  • Friday, March 31st – International Transgender Day of Visibility: An “annual awareness day dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice.” Learn more at the GLSEN website.

We acknowledge that we may not have listed every celebration and observance that is important to you and your community. If you have a suggestion for inclusion, please email