March is Women's History Month! This year's theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope," which is "both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing. and hope throughout history." Throughout the month, take time to recognize the accomplishments and achievements women have made throughout history.
Women's History Day - March 1st
Women have done miraculous things. Take some time out of your day to learn about the amazing contributions from women throughout history - you may be surprised to learn just how much they’ve done…
World Wildlife Day - March 3rd
Unwind from a stressful day and watch some wildlife live streams! World Wildlife Day is about raising awareness for endangered species, such as the Sumatran Rhino and the Sunda Tiger. This year’s theme is all about “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration". Learn more about how you and your team can do your part!
Employee Appreciation Day - March 4th
If you’re a manager, or a boss, take some time today to recognize and support all the hard work and effort your employees put forth each and every day. Even if you aren’t, support a colleague and show how much their dedication is appreciated by your team! It could be as simple as an email, or as easy as a coffee, but share the appreciation today!
Have a virtual meeting with your team and discuss non-work related, fun topics!
Buy a coworker a coffee, make them a card, or even write them a simple email of appreciation
You don’t need to buy or award your employees with anything on this day, a simple acknowledgement that their hard work does not go unnoticed will surely put a smile on their face
International Women's Day - March 8th
International Women’s Day is all about commemorating the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women throughout history. Help raise awareness for the gender inequality suffered by women for decades, value all the advancements made, and appreciate their efforts.
Follow the hashtag #BreaktheBias and share your break the bias pose with your team Research some advancements women have made throughout history! You may be surprised just how many they’ve made
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10th
You. Me. We. Let’s change the face of HIV. HIV/AIDS is unfortunately not widely recognized in the worldwide female population. This day strives to change that. Gender based violence and inequality is increasing HIV/AIDS vulnerability on a global scale. On this day, we stand strong to fight for the rights, protection and dignity of all women.
Plant a Flower Day - March 12th
Spring is just around the corner! Scrape away the slushy snow residue on the ground and plant a gorgeous flower in your garden. Let it be a reminder of physical and mental growth every day you see it. Share your planting with your coworkers, friends or family and grow a beautiful plethora of flowers! If you are unable to plant a flower, buy a bouquet, place them on your desk, and let their beauty inspire you to do something amazing today!
Daylight Savings - March 13th
Turn those clocks forward and enjoy the extra sunshine in your day! Enjoy the longer day and watch the sunset at a later time with your close friends. We can just disregard the fact that we lose a little bit of sleep…
National Pi Day - March 14th
3.14159… I forget the rest. Pi is a mathematical constant used to calculate the circumference of a circle. It is also known as the longest running numerical constant in all mathematical equations! It’s defined as an infinite decimal and goes on and on and on and on…
See which employee can say the most number of digits in the Pi sequence
Have a slice of pie (or a whole pie!) over a virtual get together with friends or a meeting with coworkers
Test your coworkers to see who knows how π is actually used in a mathematical equation
St. Patrick's Day - March 17th
Deck yourself out in green from head to toe - it’s St. Patrick’s Day! This cultural and religious holiday was founded from the death of the patron saint of Ireland. Celebrate this day with some traditional Irish food, surrounded by friends and family, and drink some Irish stout during Happy Hour - you could even dye it green!
World Sleep Day - March 18th
After a long stressful day at work, unwind with an activity that makes you feel relaxed and calm. Get to bed early tonight and allow sleep to restore your mind and body to help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle the next day.
International Day of Happiness - March 20
Happiness presents itself in various ways for different people - it cannot be measured! On this day, engage in things that make you happy! Read a book in the park, go on a walk, make yourself a fancy dinner! Feel free to share the things that make you happy with your coworkers or friends and family.
Share what makes you happy with your teammates during a meeting, they might find a new activity to love too
Create a joy list - write down things that make you happy, try to engage daily or weekly to relieve some stress!
Do something kind for someone else to give happiness to another!
World Down Syndrome Day - March 21
Trisomy 21, also known as Down Syndrome, is a genetic duplication of the chromosome 21 resulting in 3 chromosomes rather than 2! To show your support on this day, wear odd socks - this originated back in 2013 when it was noticed that a single sock looks quite similar to a chromosome!
World Water Day - March 22
This annual United Nations observation day is all about freshwater and the importance of access since 1993! World wide, there are approximately 2.2 billion people without access to fresh water. Use this day to brainstorm with some colleagues on how you and your team can help break this barrier for the billions without a clean water source.
Learn about some world water facts and how this day can mean a lot differently for others somewhere else in the world! Spend some of your evening after dinner watching a documentary about the current water crisis.
Shut off the power and disconnect from the world for just 60 minutes. During this time, reflect on how you can reduce your technology time and engage in some mindful activities. Light some candles, accept the warm glow of the flame, and enjoy some simple, yet fun games and activities with friends.
Turn your lights and unnecessary electricity off! Engage in some fun board games under candlelight
Step outside when it's dark, place a blanket on the ground and enjoy some time under the stars
Learn how others are engaging in Earth Hour across the world. It could spark some creative ideas for you and your friends/family!
Take a Walk in the Park Day - March 30
Spring is just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate! Enjoy the nice, crisp air by taking a stroll through your neighbourhood park. Grab a hot beverage to keep you warm, bring a friend with you, enjoy the company of a coworker, or simply appreciate some alone time! Let this walk reset your mind and body, feel the calmness of the wildlife around you and bask in the sunlight.
Grab a coffee over your lunch break and take a stroll through your local park! If there’s no park in close proximity, take a walk through your neighborhood or the surrounding area outside your office
Call up a friend to join you on your walk, catch up and have some lively conversation!
International Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31
This day is dedicated to the celebration of all transgender or gender nonconforming individuals across the globe! Take some time to learn how you can show your support for this community, raise awareness and advocate for all those who face discrimination daily.