Sunday, the 1st of March, 2015 is the 60th day in 2015 and in the 9th calendar week.
Women’s History Month
March 131, 2015 in USA, UK, Australia
March 2015 is Women’s History Month. In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day).
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements
In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA, UK, Australia
Irish American Heritage Month
March 131, 2015 in USA, Ireland
In March 2015 Irish American Heritage Month is celebrated. Irish-American Heritage Month is a special proclamation issued yearly by the United States President or Congress to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday that honours the saint who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the early fifth century, but the holiday has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. Boston and New York City both claim the world’s first Saint Patrick’s Day parade
Each year in March, the Irish Taoiseach visits the United States for Saint Patrick’s Day. A Shamrock Ceremony takes place in the morning at the White House where a crystal bowl containing shamrock, a traditional symbol of Ireland, is presented to the President in the Oval Office.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA, Ireland
General Events:
Self-injury Awareness Day
March 1, 2015 in the World
Self-injury Awareness Day is observed on March 01, 2015. Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign, where on this day, and in the weeks leading up to it, some people choose to be more open about their own self-harm, and awareness organizations make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write “LOVE” on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of “the Butterfly Project” wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm. The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.
Where is Self-injury Awareness Day?
Worldwide
Baba Marta Day
March 1, 2015 in Bulgaria
Baba Marta Day takes place on March 01, 2015. Baba Marta is the name of a mythical figure who brings with her the end of the cold winter and the beginning of the spring. All Bulgarians celebrate on March 1 a centuries-old tradition and exchange martenitsi on what is called the day of Baba Marta, which this year dawned with a shy sun, spelling relatively nice weather ahead. Eagerly followed on March 1 every single year, the tradition of giving your friends red-and-white interwoven strings brings health and happiness during the year and is a reminder that spring is near.
Where is Baba Marta Day?
Nationwide Bulgaria
Whuppity Scoorie Day
March 1, 2015 in Scotland
Whuppity Scoorie Day takes place on March 01, 2015. Whuppity Scoorie is a traditional festival dating from the early 19th century observed by people in Lanark, Scotland to celebrate the approach of spring. Local children gather around the local St. Nicholas kirk where at 6 pm the wee bell is rung. This is the starting sign for the children to run around the church in an anticlockwise direction, making noise and swinging paper balls on strings above their heads as they run. It is no longer a race for safety reasons and to increase fairness for the younger participants. After three laps, they scramble for coins thrown by members of the Community Council who host the event. The Community Council also hosts a “Whuppity Scoorie Storytelling Festival” and art workshops after the event until March 7.
Where is Whuppity Scoorie Day?
Nationwide Scotland
Beer Day in Iceland
March 1, 2015 in Iceland
Beer Day in Iceland is observed on March 01, 2015. Following the end of prohibition, some Icelanders celebrate Beer Day on March 1. Prohibition in Iceland went into effect in 1915 and lasted, to some extent, until March 1, 1989. Some people may take part in a “rúntur” (bar crawl) on Beer Day, with a few bars staying open until 4:00 a.m. the next day. The legalization of beer remains a significant cultural event in Iceland as beer has become the most popular alcoholic beverage.
Where is Beer Day in Iceland?
Nationwide Iceland
Clean Up Australia Day
March 1, 2015 in Australia
Clean Up Australia Day takes place on March 01, 2015. Clean Up Australia Day is held on the first Sunday of March every year, and encourages people to clean up their local areas. Any person can register a place they plan to clean up, on the Clean Up Australia website, and others can join them there. Activities on the day include removing large items such as car bodies from water ways and the collection of general waste lying around.
Where is Clean Up Australia Day?
Nationwide Australia
Pig Day
March 1, 2015 in the USA
National Pig Day is observed on March 01, 2015. National Pig Day is an event held annually in the United States to celebrate the pig. The holiday celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” The holiday is most often celebrated in the Midwest.
National Pig Day includes events at zoos, schools, nursing homes, and sporting events around the United States. It is also recognized at “pig parties” where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs’ honor. The question of whether the holiday is a time to honor pigs by “giving them a break” or to appreciate their offerings (spare ribs, bacon and ham) is an open question.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural Events:
Beginning of meteorological spring
March 1, 2015 in Northern Hemisphere
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, spring begins on March 01, 2015. It is also called the beginning of meteorological spring. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Spring months are March, April and May.
Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons following winter and preceding summer. Spring is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born. The term is also used more generally as a metaphor for the start of better times, as in the Prague Spring.
Unstable weather may more often occur during spring, when warm air begins on occasions to invade from lower latitudes, while cold air is still pushing on occasions from the Polar regions.
Where is Beginning of meteorological spring?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere
Historical Events on 1st March:
752 BC – Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women.
743 – Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
1260 – Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
1457 – The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination
1565 – Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1634 – Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
1692 – Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets
1811 – Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1854 – SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor & is never seen again
1873 – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter
1875 – Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
1896 – Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia
1919 – The March 1st, or Samil Movement, begins in Korea: it is a demonstration of resistance to Japanese occupation
1921 – Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
1934 – Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1941 – “Captain America” appears in a comic book
1947 – International Monetary Fund begins operation
1950 – Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Formosa
1953 – Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later
1962 – K-Mart opens
1967 – Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1970 – End of US commercial whale hunting
1977 – US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1978 – Charlie Chaplin’s coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1985 – Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1995 – Belgium ends military conscript
2000 – The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
2002 – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.