March is inspiring. March is a month full of weather changes and important events. March can be inspiring to religious individuals. For Christians, Holy Week can be in March although the date does change. Holy Week refers to the time of year that includes Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. For those of the Jewish faith, Purim is in March. March also includes Saint Patrick’s Day and March is Women’s History Month.
Saint Patrick’s Day is an ethnic, national, and Christian day of celebration. It is celebrated in countries around the world. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and Christianity being brought to Ireland. Most of what is known about Saint Patrick comes from the Declaration. Irish culture and heritage are celebrated on Saint Patrick’s Day. It is a feast day in the church and is celebrated in many ways in popular culture. People wear green and shamrocks and gather to celebrate with Irish music, drinking Irish beer, and drinking Irish whiskey. There are parades and festivals. In Ireland, the week of Saint Patrick’s Day is “Irish language week”. Sporting events are held yearly in places.
Women’s History Month is a time of year to specifically highlight and celebrate the contributions of women to events in history and society. It is celebrated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in March. International Women’s Day is March 8th. Canada celebrates the month in October. Persons Day is October 18th in Canada. On this day in 1929 in Canada it was decided that women were eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate. October 18, 2016 is a day celebrated for the final time according to the Persons Day website. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8th National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress designated March Women’s History Month.
From religious holidays to nature’s changes to celebrations of Saint Patrick and women March is inspiring. Be inspired! Have a bright day!