March 10 Festivals, events and celebrations not to be missed

Mardi Gras, World Down Syndrome Day, St. Patrick’s Day and more!

March is one of these intermediate months. For many of us, it’s a month of transition between winter and spring. That makes it one of my favorites. In my corner of the country, the snowstorms give way to thunderstorms, the hours of daylight lengthen… and there are those wonderful days when you can feel spring in the air.

But the change of seasons isn’t all that happens in March. Here are 10 more holidays, events, and celebrations your family can celebrate or learn about in March.

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Mardi Gras

Also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras is the celebration before the start of Lent, traditionally a time to eat rich, fatty foods before fasting. Now, of course, Mardi Gras goes hand in hand with New Orleans fun, but why not partake in a more laid-back family celebration – complete with beads, masks, a royal cake and a parade through your own neighborhood! 1st of March

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Reading Day Across America

Many schools celebrate Reading Day each year across America. You can also celebrate at home by visiting your local library or reading with family. Need book suggestions? Check out these books suggested by the National Education Associationthat celebrate a range of experiences and cultures. March 2

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while marking a call to action for gender parity. Mark the day by celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness for women’s equality or raising funds for charities focused on women. March is also Women’s History Month. 8 March

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Summer time

It’s time to leap forward! This means you put your clocks forward one hour, which means the sun sets a later time, which means… summer is on the way! March 13

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Pi Day

Celebrate…with pie, of course! Try This Amazing Apple Pie Recipe which is sure to add to a totally happy family (see what I did there?) March 14

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St. Patrick’s Day

It’s time to craft an elaborate pixie trap! Maybe this will be the year your kids catch this little troublemaker. Looking for St. Patrick’s Day crafts with kids? Check out these three fun and easy DIYs! the 17th of March

First spring day

Oh Happy Day. Watch the National Geographic video above to learn more about the equinoxes. March 20th

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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is observed on the 21st day of the 3rd month every year to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome responsible for Down Syndrome. On this day, people with Down syndrome, along with their families and friends, participate in activities and events to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome. You can start at home by helping your child learn to accept the differences in everyone.
March 21st

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National Single Parents Day

Support a single parent today! How? ‘Or’ What? Let them know that you see how much self-sacrifice they make for their children. Bring them a meal. Provide childcare. Listen, so they know they’re not alone. March 21st

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International Day of Transgender Visibility

Trans Visibility Day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that remains to be done to achieve trans justice. Want to know how you can help? Visit GLSEN for resources.
March, 31st

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