March Principal’s Message
March is an eventful month:
- American Red Cross Month
- Irish American Heritage Month
- Women’s History Month
- National Nutrition Month
Thursday, March 15th are our Parent Teacher Conferences. It will be a half day for students. Additionally, schools will be closed from March 30th-April 8th in observance of the Easter and Passover holiday.
Saturday, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration occurring annually on 17 March, the death date of the most commonly-recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. This month is also Women’s History Month. Feel free to read our ESL March newsletter where you will find different websites and resources to learn about the amazing accomplishments that women have made.
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services, and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.
Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world; especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.
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