March International Holidays 2018

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):

1st March

Heroes' Day: Paraguay

Independence Movement Day: South Korea

2nd March

Adwa Victory Day: Ethiopia

3rd March

Liberation Day: Bulgaria

Martyr's Day: Malawi

6th March

Independence Day: Ghana

8th March

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

9th March

National Heroes and Benefactors Day/Baron Bliss Day: Belize

11th March

Independence Restoration Day: Lithuania

12th March

National Day: Mauritius

Moshoeshoe's Birthday: Lesotho

Commonwealth Day: Gibraltar

Youth Day: Zambia

15th March

1848 Revolution Memorial Day: Hungary

J.J. Robert's Birthday: Liberia

17th March

Nyepi Day/Bali's Day of Silence and Hindu New Year’s Eve: Indonesia

St. Patrick's Day: Canada, Ireland, United States of America

18th March

National Anthem and Flag Day: Aruba

19th March

St. Joseph's Day: Colombia, Liechtenstein

20th March

Independence Day: Tunisia

21st March

Benito Juarez's Birthday Memorial: Mexico

22nd March

Emancipation Day: Puerto Rico

23rd March

Pakistan Day: Pakistan

25th March

Independence Day: Cyprus, Greece

26th March

Independence Day: Bangladesh

29th March

Boganda Day: Central African Republic

31st March

Freedom Day: Malta

shutterstock_219585928 (1).jpg*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. 

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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.


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