Here’s your guide to key events in the United States in the month of March
From fast-paced basketball games to celebrating Irish heritage, there’s something for everyone. Plus, learn about a unique national park in Florida, the sunny southern state where many Americans long to be this time of year.
Women's History Month
In March, Americans celebrate the women who helped shape America, including those who fought for the right to vote in 1920. Schools all over the country dedicate this month to celebrating special American women, including Delilah L. Beasley, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Margaret Sanger. International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8, and a number of museums, such as the Smithsonian, hold events to teach people during this historic month. Find one near you, and learn about the contributions of these remarkable women.
Habitat for Humanity
With temperatures slowly rising across the U.S. it’s a great time to get outside and volunteer in your community. Habitat for Humanity provides volunteer opportunities for people like you, to give back to local families who are without homes. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.
St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day celebrates Irish culture. Since the Irish immigrated here in the late 19th century, they have helped build and influence America. Today, more than 36 million people can trace their families back to Ireland – and this is the day we celebrate that heritage. St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17, and there will plenty of festivities on that day and the weekend before it. There are parades all over the country, where the Irish wear kilts, play bagpipes, and march down the street. On March 17, everyone in America is Irish!
Biscayne National Park
Though the weather is still cold during March in most of the country, warm up with a trip to Biscayne National Park. Located in southern Florida near Miami, this park preserves Biscayne Bay and its aquatic wildlife. Almost all of the park is covered by water – it even features the remains of pirate ships that sunk long ago. So put on your snorkeling gear and plunge into the beautiful waters. Swim among the coral reef with more than 500 species of fish, plus turtles and manatees. Travel the waters on one of Biscayne’s guided canoe and kayak trips. You can also camp, hike, and watch birds. When your adventures are done, pull up a chair, look out at the water, and admire the beauty of this natural treasure.