National Meeting Months
2nd - Read Across America (Dr. Seuss’s Birthday) – an initiative created by the NEA honoring the 20th century’s famous children’s author. "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."
8th - International Women’s Day (United Nations) – celebrates women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
17th - St. Patrick’s Day (Ireland, United States) – an annual feast day which celebrates St. Patrick, the most commonly recognized of Ireland’s patron saints.
20th - First Day of Spring
20-21st - Naw-Ruz (Baha’i New Year) – Persian national festival celebrating the Iranian New Year. The festival lasts for thirteen days and is a time of renewal and joy.
24th - Rama Navami (Hindu) – celebration of the birth of the hero of the religious epic poem Ramayana, Lord Rama.
28th - Palm Sunday (Christian) – the sixth and last day of Lent, commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and begins Holy Week (week before Easter).
29th - Apr 5th - Passover* (Jewish) – an eight day holiday recognizing the liberation of the children of Israel from Egypt.
*Begins at Sunset
UAB Special Events
March - Women's History Month Resources: Mervyn H. Sterne Library, blog post(s), reading list, research guides, www.mhsl.uab.edu