I often look at the calendar in March and think, wow, there’s not a lot of holidays this month. But looking at the list of international celebrations below, I see this isn’t really the case when you have a global perspective.
What holidays or occasions do you celebrate in March? Comment below so that we can celebrate with you! And continue reading to see which international holiday we spotlight this month.
Holidays celebrated around the world in March (this is not an exhaustive list, please comment with additional holidays and celebrations):
Heroes' Day: Paraguay
Independence Movement Day: South Korea
Adwa Victory Day: Ethiopia
Liberation Day: Bulgaria
Martyr's Day: Malawi
Independence Day: Ghana
International Women's Day: Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia (for women only), Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia*
Decoration Day: Liberia
National Heroes and Benefactors Day/Baron Bliss Day: Belize
Independence Restoration Day: Lithuania
National Day: Mauritius
Moshoeshoe's Birthday: Lesotho
Commonwealth Day: Gibraltar
Youth Day: Zambia
1848 Revolution Memorial Day: Hungary
J.J. Robert's Birthday: Liberia
Nyepi Day/Bali's Day of Silence and Hindu New Year’s Eve: Indonesia
St. Patrick's Day: Canada, Ireland, United States of America
National Anthem and Flag Day: Aruba
St. Joseph's Day: Colombia, Liechtenstein
Independence Day: Tunisia
Benito Juarez's Birthday Memorial: Mexico
Emancipation Day: Puerto Rico
Pakistan Day: Pakistan
Independence Day: Cyprus, Greece
Independence Day: Bangladesh
Boganda Day: Central African Republic
Freedom Day: Malta
*International Women’s Day (IWD), on March 8th, celebrates the women’s movement throughout history. New York held the first commemoration in 1909, the next year female socialist leaders in Europe met to propose an ongoing celebration in honor of the movement in NY. The following year, over 1 million people celebrated IWD by marching in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Over the next few years the movement spread, and in 1917 Women textile workers in Russia are credited with starting the Russian revolution which led to women’s right to vote. In 1975 the United Nations proclaimed March 8th International Women’s Day, and they commemorate the date each year by focusing on the advancement of women’s rights and equality world-wide.
To learn more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day.
Rapport International works with customers who do business internationally or with culturally diverse customers, and we love to celebrate with our clients. We hope you’ve enjoyed the information above, and that you’ll join us in celebrating on a global level.