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Here are some March celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.

St. David’s Day (March 1st, Wales)
Adowa Day (March 2nd, Ethiopia)
Lantern Festival (March 5th, China & Chinese communities worldwide)
Holi (March 5th, India & East Indian communities worldwide)
Purim (March 5th, Israel & Jewish communities worldwide)
Baron Bliss Day (March 9th, Belize)
Commonwealth Day (March 9th, Commonwealth countries)
Mothering Sunday (March 15th, UK)
St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th, Ireland & North America)
Miracle of the Swallows (March 19th, San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A.)
Spring Solstice (March 20th, Northern Hemisphere)
Spring Break (Various dates in March, Canada & U.S.A.)
National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20th – April 12th, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.)
World Water Day (March 22nd)
Independence Day (March 26th, Bangladesh)
Boganda Day (March 29th, Central African Republic)
Palm Sunday (March 29th, Christian communities worldwide)

They might also like to learn more about some historic folk born in March:
David Niven, actor, March 1st, 1910.
Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), March 2nd, 1904.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet, March 6th, 1806.
Kenneth Grahame, writer, March 8th, 1859.
Ezra Jack Keats, writer & illustrator, March 11th, 1916.
Albert Einstein, German-born physicist and philosopher, March 14th, 1879.
Edgar Cayce, psychic, March 18th, 1877.
Lois Lowry, writer, March 20th, 1937
Robert Frost, poet, March 26th, 1874.
Anna Sewell, writer, March 30th, 1820.

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