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Diversity Calendar: March 2009





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Mar 1 Self-injury awareness day
Intercalary Days conclude * Baha'i
Cheesefare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
Saint David of Wales - Christian
 
Mar 2 Puerto Ricans were granted citizenship (United States 1917)
Great Lent begins (Eastern Orthodox)
Lent begins - Clean Monday - Orthodox Christian
Bahá'í: Alá (19 Day Fast Begins)
Mar 6 World Day of Prayer
Mar 8 National LGBT Health Awareness Week 
International Women's Day

Daylight Savings Time begins
Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
Mar 9 Maulid an-Nabi begins
Purim begins
Mawlid an Nabi - Islam
 
Mar 10 Purim "Feast of Lots"
Purim * - Jewish
Mar 11 Hola Muhalla-Sikh
Holi-Hindu 
 
Mar 13 L. Ron Hubbard birthday - Scientology
Mar 14 New Year
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day
Mar 19 Ostara begins (Pagan and Wiccan)
St. Joseph's Feast(Roman Catholic)
Australia: Canberra Day
Mar 20 Vernal Equinox
Chichen Itza Festival (Mexico)
Ostara "Vernal Equinox" (Pagan and Wiccan)
Wicca: Ostara (Eostre) (Northern Hemisphere) (begins at sundown the day before)
20 Wicca: Mabon (Southern Hemisphere) (begins at sundown the day before)
20 Zoroastrian, Persian: Nowruz (New Year)
Mar 21 New Year "Naw Ruz" (Baha'i, Persian, Zoroastrian)
International Day for the Elimination of Racism (United Nations)
Poutuerangi: Aboriginal/Maori, New Zealand
21 Baha'i: Naw Ruz (New Year) (begins at sundown the day before)
Mar 22 Emancipation Day (Puerto Rico)
Mar 25 Annunciation
Mar 26 Zarathushtra "Khordad Sal" birthday (Zoroastrian)
Mar 27 Lunar New Year "Bikarami Samvat"
Chetra Navratras begins
Ugadi
Mar 31 Cesar Chavez Day

Themes of the Month

Deaf History Month

Disability Employment Awareness Month
Greek-American Heritage Month

Irish American Heritage Month


Mental Retardness Awareness Month

Women's History Month

  

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Christian Jewish Taoist  Transgender  


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