Women’s History Month: March 2023

women's history month

Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

March is Women’s History Month, and celebrates the vital role of women in American history. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed a bill which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Learn more about Women’s History Month and this year’s theme at nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org.

Other notable celebrations in the month of March include…

-Irish American Heritage Month

-National Nutrition Month

-National Kidney Month

-National Optimism Month

“March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.”

Learn more about the history of previous months here.

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