Events - March 2015

Woman's History Month Begins
Sun, March 1st, 2015
http://womenshistorymonth.gov/
Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
Read Across America Day
World Read Aloud Day
Wed, March 4th, 2015
http://www.litworld.org/wrad/
International Women's Day
Sun, March 8th, 2015
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tue, March 17th, 2015
Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick's Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in many other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia.
First Day of Spring
Fri, March 20th, 2015
Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Sat, March 21st, 2015
Nowruz marks the first day of spring or Equinox and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years.
Greek Independence Day
Wed, March 25th, 2015
Greek Independence Day is national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821