CELEBRATE YOUR NAME WEEK (March 3-9)
Who would you be if you didn’t have your name? Your name identifies you to the world. Celebrate Your Name Week is about honoring your name. It’s about making sure your name is a respected part of your personhood. Use this week to connect with your name! Annually the first full week in March. Web: www.namesuniverse.com. Check out Pasadena Public Library’s book selections on personal names at www.ppltx.net
READ AN E-BOOK WEEK (March 3-9)
SAINT PATRICK’S DAY (March 17)
Commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Bishop Patrick (AD 389-461), who about AD 432, left his home in the Severn Valley, England, and introduced Christianity into Ireland. Feast Day in the Roman Catholic Church. A national holiday in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KID DAY (March 21) 17th annual.
Camp Fire USA, one of the nation’s largest youth development organizations, sponsors this day of appreciation for America’s youth. Celebrate by writing letters of love and encouragement to the absolutely incredible children in your life. Annually, the third Thursday in March.
NEAR MISS DAY: ANNIVERSARY (March 23, 1989)
A mountain-sized asteroid passed within 500,000 miles of Earth, a very close call according to NASA. Impact would have equaled the strength of 40,000 hydrogen bombs, created a crater the size of the District of Columbia and devastated everything for 100 miles in all directions.
EASTER SUNDAY (March 31)
Most joyous festival of the Christian year. The date of Easter, a movable feast, is derived from the lunar calendar: the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon on or after Mar. 21- always between Mar. 22 and Apr. 25.The council Nicaea (AD 325) prescribed that Easter be celebrated on the Sunday after Passover, as that feast’s date had been established in Jesus’ time. After 1582, when Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, Orthodox Christians continued to use the Julian calendar, so Easter can sometimes be as much as five weeks apart in the Western and Eastern churches. Easter in 2014 will be Ap. 20; in 2015 it will be Apr. 5, in 2016 it will be Mar. 27. Many other dates in the Christians year are derived from the date of Easter.
PLAY-THE-RECORDER MONTH (March 1-31)
American Recorder Society members all over the continent will celebrate the organizations’ annual Play-the-Recorder Month by performing in public places such as libraries, bookstores, museums and shopping malls. Some will offer workshops on playing the recorder or demonstration in school. Founded in 1939, the ARS is the membership organization for all recorder players, from amateurs to leading professionals. Annually, the month of March. Web: www.americanrecorder.org.
SING WITH YOUR CHILD MONTH (March 1-31)
This time is a special time to celebrate the joy of families singing, dancing and making music together. Family music-making supports children develop mentally and helps form everlasting bonds. Web: www.musictogether.com/singmonth.
Source: All information provided above was taken from the 2013 Chase’s Calendar of Events: The Ultimate Go-to guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months.