Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Whatís happening elsewhere in the world during March? The annual Binche Carnival in the town of Binche, Belgiumís Wallonia Region. Binche Carnival is held three days before Lent.
Womenís History Month. In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Womenís History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as ďWomenís History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Womenís History Month. And donít forget to celebrate International Womenís Day on March 8.
American Red Cross Month. This organization performs in time of war and natural disasters and much more. For more information visit http://www.redcross.org/
Music in Our Schools Month. The purpose of Music in Our Schools Month is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children, and to remind citizens that school is a prime location for children to have access to music.
Social Work Month. "Social Work Matters" is the theme of Social Work Month 2012, sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers. One of the messages is social workers are the safety net in our society. For more information visit http://www.naswdc.org/
Girl Scout Week, March 11-17. Celebrated every year during the week of March 12, when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organizationís first 18 girl members in 1912 in Savannah, Ga. For more information visit http://www.girlscouts.org/
Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18. A global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Events may include open days at neuroscience labs; exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; displays at libraries and community centers; classroom workshops; and more.
Peace Corps Day, March 1. On this date in 1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps, a Cold War effort to enlist civilians to volunteer their time and skills in underdeveloped nations assisting them in any way they could. For more information visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/
International Womenís Day, March 8. Events are held throughout the world to inspire women, to acknowledge women and celebrate their achievements.
National Agriculture Day, March 8. Celebrate the abundance provided by U.S. agriculture.
St. Patrickís Day, March 17. The is the day Ireland and those of Irish heritage celebrate St Patrick, called the patron saint of Ireland.
National Puppy Day, March 23. Adopt a puppy, donate toys or blankets to your local animal shelter. Show special attention and appreciation to your puppy this day.