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Save the Date: March 2014

Vu Chung

Noteworthy events for the month ahead . . .

saint-patrick-day-icon-md_297March is National Women's History Month and the theme is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment." Other events celebrating women in March include International Women's Day (March 8), Harriet Tubman Day (March 10), and Girl Scout Day (March 12).

The PRSA hosts a series of seminars this month on a variety of topics ranging from Pitching Challenging Brand to Grow the Word-of-Mouth Movement, and PR and Big Data. Full calendar here.

Always 46 days before Easter, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is on March 4 this year. Fun fact: there are three colors associated with Mardi Gras - purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power.

Don't forget to "spring" forward one hour on March 9. Kiss the Polar Vortex goodbye because spring is right around the corner (March 20).

Albert Einstein's birthday is on March 14, and it also happens to be Pi Day (3.14). It's OK; let your geek out!

TED2014 takes place on March 17-21 in Vancouver. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the theme of the conference is The Next Chapter, which seeks "to understand what are truly the most significant developments of the last 30 years and applying that knowledge to understand what's ahead."

In advance of United Nations World Water Day (March 22), the UNICEF has launched a brilliant fundraising campaign called The UNICEF Tap Project. The organization challenges us to go without our mobile phone to help children in need of clean water. For every 10 minutes we don't touch our phone, the project's sponsors will fund one day of clean water for a child in need. Check it out now and do something good, perhaps on March 13 as it is Good Samaritan Day.

Other important, if not quirky, events to take place in the month of March include Peanut Butter Lover's Day (March 1), Ides of March (March 15), March Madness (March 16), St. Patrick's Day (March 17), and Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (March 26). End of Story

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