Events & Celebrations

Events & Celebrations

March Observances and Events

Dear colleagues,

To recognize the diversity of cultures and expressions represented at TGen, we’d like to highlight several holidays and observances throughout the month of March. If we’ve missed any, please let us know so we can include your observance suggestion for 2024.

MARCH 2023

Women's History Month
Women’s History Month is a federally-recognized observance that commemorates and encourages the study and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Purim, Monday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 7
Purim is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the saving of Jewish people from Haman, a 5th century BCE Persian Empire official, who was planning to kill all the Empire's Jews. Purim is celebrated by exchanging gifts of food and drink, wearing masks and costumes, and eating hamantaschen.

International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8
International Women’s Day has three overarching goals: celebrate women's achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity.

Holi, Wednesday, March 8
As one of the most revered festivals in India, Holi is celebrated in almost every part of the country. It is also known as the “festival of love," as it is a day when people unite and intend to move past resentments towards one another, and as the “festival of color," as celebrants drench friends, family, and strangers with colored powders.

St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day falls on the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Historically, Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for this holiday.

Ramadan, Wednesday, March 22 through Friday, April 21
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. The annual observance of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. Each day's fast begins at dawn and ends at sunset; the fast is traditionally broken by eating dates to commemorate Muhammad's practice of breaking the fast with three dates.

International Transgender Day of Visibility, Friday, March 31
The International Transgender Day of Visibility celebrates trans and non-binary people and seeks to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people worldwide.

As always, we welcome questions, concerns, or suggestions, which can be sent to [email protected] or to any of the members listed on the DEI Hub page.
Events & Celebrations