Tuesday, the 1st of March, 2016 is the 61th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
Women’s History Month
March 1 – 31, 2016 in USA, UK, Australia
March 2016 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.
Irish American Heritage Month
March 1 – 31, 2016 in USA, Ireland
In March 2016 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.
General Events:
Zero Discrimination Day
March 1, 2016 in the World
The Zero Discrimination Day will be held on , 01 2016. This United Nations Day aims to combat all forms of discrimination. In particular, this involves the organization of UNAIDS and their fight for a fair and equal treatment of patients suffering from HIV and AIDS.
Worldwide almost 40 million people live with the so-called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) pursues the goal of individual countries and their use in the fight against AIDS to support and coordinate their activities. On Zero Discrimination Day worldwide actions will take place to raise the awareness.
Where is Zero Discrimination Day?
Worldwide
Self-injury Awareness Day
March 1, 2016 in the World
Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign on March 1, 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
Beer Day in Iceland
March 1, 2016 in Iceland
Beer Day in Iceland is observed on March 01, 2016. 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
Baba Marta Day
March 1, 2016 in Bulgaria
Baba Marta Day takes place on March 01, 2016. 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, 2016 in Scotland
Whuppity Scoorie Day takes place on March 01, 2016. 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
Pig Day
March 1, 2016 in the USA
National Pig Day is observed on March 01, 2016. 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, 2016 in Northern Hemisphere
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, spring begins on March 01, 2016. 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
1382 Maillotin uprising against taxes in France
1565 Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets
1811 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
1873 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter
1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
1920 Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which has adopted a constitution on 28 February
1941 Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
1946 British government nationalizes and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan
1967 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
1978 Charlie Chaplin’s coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1995 Belgium ends military conscript
2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan
2007 “Squatters” are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots

 

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