Cultural and Literary Events for March 2014

Visitors to a garden in Suzhou, China, during a typhoon.
How are you celebrating special observances in March? Have fun, write about them, and let us know.

Not all cultural and literary events are declared official by government agencies. Some are by passionate nonprofit groups whose members want to have fun with their topics or get the word out about their important work.

Check with your library, college, government agencies, or community groups for activities in your area.

Mirth Month International - Created by author, keynote speaker, and jollytologist Allen Klein.

Sing with Your Child Month - Singing with your family forms everlasting bonds and enables children to feel safe and secure.

Umbrella Month - Ways to celebrate the umbrella which was invented 4,000 years ago.

Other March Observances
Listings are for the United States unless noted.
Caffeine Awareness 
Clean Up Your IRS Act
Colic Awareness
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness 
Craft Month
Credit Education
Employee Spirit
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering
Eye Donor
Frozen Food 
Greek-American Heritage
Humorists Are Artists
Ideas Month International
Irish-American Heritage 
Kidney Month
Listening Awareness Month International  
Malignant Hyperthermia Awareness and Training
Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness 
Music in Our Schools
Nutrition Month      
Optimism Month
Peanut Month
Play-the-Recorder
Poison Prevention Awareness
Red Cross Month
Save Your Vision
Social Work Month
Women's History Month
Workplace Eye Wellness
Youth Art

March-April
Deaf History Month - March 13-April 15
Kite Month - March 29-May 3

What March event most influences writing your life story? What are you doing in your community to observe a special event?

Some listings courtesy Chase's Calendar of Events.

Photo: Pascal3012/CreativeCommons

Cultural and Literary Events for February 2014

Chinese Pottery Horse
Use these special observances as memory joggers for writing your life story or for having fun in your community. Check with your library, college, government agencies, or community groups for activities in your area. 

Not all cultural and literary events are declared official by government agencies. Some are by passionate nonprofit groups whose members want to have fun with their topics or get the word out about their important work.
 
Chinese New Year
Fifteen-day celebration of year of the horse starting January 31. Eight things you should know. Chinese new years are based on the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Those born in the year of the horse are considered fashionable and self-confident, like to show-off, and may fall in love easily.

Other February Observances
Listings are for the United States unless noted.
MD/Low Vision Awareness Month 
American Heart Month 
Bake for Family Fun Month
Beat the Heat Month
Bird-Feeding Month 
Boost Self-Esteem Month
Cherry Month
Condom Month
Expect Success Month International
Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month 
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month 
Mend a Broken Heart Month
Parent Leadership Month
Pet Dental Health Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Renaissance of the Heart Month International
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Time Management Month
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Women Inventors Month
Youth Leadership Month 

What February event most influences writing your life story? What are you doing in your community to observe a special event?

Some listings courtesy Chase's Calendar of Events. 

Photo: Chinese pottery horse, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D. "Treasures of China Exhibit," Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2007. Courtesy Creative Commons