March is one of those in-between months. For many of us, it's a transition month from winter to spring. That makes it one of my favorites. In my part of the country, snowstorms give way to thunderstorms, daylight hours are getting longer ... and there are those wonderful days you can smell spring in the air.
But the change of seasons isn't all that's happening in March. Here are 10 other holidays, events, and observances your family can celebrate or learn more about in March:
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Read Across America Day
Many schools celebrate Read Across America Day each year. You can celebrate at home too by visiting your local library or reading together as a family. Need some book suggestions? Check out these books suggested by the National Education Association, which celebrate an array of experiences and cultures. March 2
International Women's Day
International Women's Day is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women while also marking a call to action for gender parity. Mark the day by celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness about women's equality, or fundraising for women-focused charities. March is also Women's History Month. March 8
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Daylight Saving Time
It's time to spring forward! That means you set your clocks ahead an hour, which means the sun sets at a later hour, which means ... summer is on its way! March 12
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Celebrate ... with pie, of course! We have more than 3.14 ideas on how to celebrate Pi Day, all of which are sure to add up to a totally happy family (see what we did there?) March 14
St. Patrick's Day
It's time to make an elaborate leprechaun trap! Maybe this will be the year your kids catch hold of that little troublemaker. Looking for St. Patrick's Day crafts with kids? We've got green slime, modeling dough, and a trap: All kid-approved St. Patrick's Day fun! Plus, check out our St. Patrick's Day Family Fun Guide March 17
First Day of Spring
Oh, happy day. Watch the National Geographic video above to learn about equinoxes. March 20
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World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day is observed on the 21st day of the 3rd month each year to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome causing Down syndrome. On this day, people with Down syndrome, along with their families and friends, participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and advocate for people with Down syndrome. You can start at home by helping your child learn to embrace differences in all. March 21
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National Single Parent's Day
Support a single parent today! How? Let them know you see how many self-sacrifices they make for their kids. Bring them a meal. Offer childcare. Listen, so they know they're not alone. March 21
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Ramadan is observed worldwide as a month of prayer, reflection, community, and fasting from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan lasts about a month, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. Read five ways to celebrate Ramadan with kids, including making this beautiful paper plate craft pictured above! March 22-April 21
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International Transgender Day of Visibility
Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender nonconforming people, while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done to achieve trans justice. Want to know how you can help? Visit GLSEN for resources. March 31
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