March Moments: 10 Special Days for Families

Women's Day, Ramadan, Easter & more: 10 events and observances happening this month

By Macaroni KID February 28, 2024

March stands at the crossroads of winter and spring, making it a unique month when you can even catch the scent of spring beginning to blossom on occasion! 

Beyond the natural shift in seasons, March is packed with a variety of holidays, events, and observances that offer something for every family to celebrate or learn more about. 

Here are 10 notable occasions taking place in March:

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Read Across America Day

Encourage a love for reading by participating in Read Across America Day. This is an excellent opportunity for families to explore new books by visiting local libraries or reading together at home. Get creative: We've paired some of our favorite kids' books with recipe ideas. March 2 

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International Women's Day

Acknowledged globally, International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women across various fields, while also emphasizing the importance of striving for gender equality. It's a day to honor women's contributions, advocate for equality, and support women-centric causes. March also marks Women's History Month, further highlighting the significance of women's roles in shaping history. March 8

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Daylight Saving Time

Prepare to "spring forward" by setting your clocks an hour ahead, which means it stays light later... and we're a step closer to summer. March 10

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Pi Day

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

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St. Patrick's Day

Wear green and don't forget the leprechaun trap! Maybe this will finally be the year you catch one of those naughty leprechauns. Plus, a Reuben for dinner... is there any better holiday sandwich? March 17

Check out these articles:

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Your Kids
5 St. Patrick's Day Treats to Make with Your Little Leprechauns
Get Your Shamrock On: 3 Corned Beef Recipes For St. Patrick's Day
Slime, Modeling Dough and a Trap: Kid-Approved St. Patrick's Day Fun

First Day of Spring

Check out this National Geographic video for all the info you need to answer your kids' questions about the equinox and the science behind the changing seasons. March 19

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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is dedicated to raising awareness and advocating for the rights and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. It symbolizes the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome, and encourages learning and acceptance of differences. You can start at home by helping your child learn to embrace differences in all. March 21

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Ramadan is a time of reflection, prayer, and community observed by Muslims worldwide. Discover five ways to celebrate Ramadan with kids. March 10-April 9

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International Transgender Day of Visibility 

This day highlights the achievements of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, while also underscoring the ongoing struggle for transgender justice. Take the opportunity to educate and advocate for equality and support. Want to know how you can help? Visit GLSEN for resources. March 31

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Easter, an important religious holiday for Christians, is also a burst of fun for families filled with egg decorating, playful hunts, and sweet treats. It's a perfect day to celebrate spring with laughter and joy. Hop to it! Easter Event Guide coming soon!🐰 March 31