March is here! The year is already flying by thanks to the multitude of exciting things happening both within ubu and around the world.
This is going to be a particularly eventful month with Mother’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and an early Easter being just some of the things we will be looking forward to.
There are also many other important events/significant days which will be a cause for great celebration as well as creating awareness of causes that are crucial and close to many of our hearts.
With that in mind, listed below is the March calendar of notable events.
1st March: St David’s Day (Christian)
2nd March: Nineteen Day Fast Begins (Baha’i)
3rd March: Hina-matsuri (Shinto)
5th March: St Piran’s Day (Christian)
8th March: International Women’s Day (Secular)
10th March: Mothering Sunday (Christian) and Maha Shivratri (Hindu)
11th March: Commonwealth Day (Secular)
13th March: L Ron Hubbard’s birthday (Scientology) and Zhonghe Festival (Chinese)
15th March: Comic Relief Red Nose Day (Secular)
17th March: St Patrick’s Day (Christian)
18th March: Bank Holiday (NI/ROI) and Clean Monday – Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)
20th March: Saint Joseph’s Day (Christian), Spring Equinox Ostara (Wicca Northern Hemisphere) and Mabon (Wicca Southern Hemisphere)
21st March: World Downs Syndrome Day (Secular), Naw Ruz (Baha’i), Norouz (Persian/Zoroastrian) and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Secular)
22nd March: World Water Day (Secular)
24th March: Palm Sunday (Christian)
25th March: Annunciation (Christian)
26th March: Passover – Start (Judaism) and Khordad Sal (Zoroastrian)
28th March: Maundy Thursday (Christian) and Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
29th March: Good Friday (Christian)
30th March: Holy Saturday (Christian)
31st March: Easter Sunday (Christian)
March is also recognised around the globe as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and International Women’s Month.