Making March Meetings Memorable

Cultural Diversity

March 1st: St. David’s Day

The National Day of Wales is St. David’s Day and is always observed on March 1st, the traditional date of his death in 589 AD.


March 3: Bulgarian Liberation Day

This holiday is Bulgaria’s national day and honours the Bulgarian volunteers who, during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 with the assistance of Russian and Romanian forces, liberated Bulgaria from almost 500 years of Ottoman rule.


March 8: International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was first established at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference in Copenhagen. German women’s rights activist and Marxist theorist Clara Zetkin was the one who tabled the idea.


March 15:Hungarian Revolution Day

This day is the National Day of Hungary and marks the anniversary of the start of the 1848 Revolution against the Austrian Empire.

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is a widely known historic figure. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery


March 21: Persian New Year

Novruz is one of humanity’s oldest holidays, and although it may be often called Persian New Year, it predates the Persian Empire and can be traced back 5,000 years to the Sumerian and the Babylonian civilisations. 


March 25: Holi

The Hindu festival of Holi is celebrated on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month. Holi was originally a festival to celebrate the start of Spring, good harvests and fertility of the land. 


March 25: Greek National Day

This holiday is Greece’s National Day and is always celebrated on March 25th. Greece’s Independence Day is actually a holiday that has blended over time with an older festival – the Feast of the Annunciation