THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CALENDAR
 
The Third Circuit Court Diversity and Inclusion Team's Mission: "We appreciate our common connection and respect our diverse and unique human experiences. We move forward as an inclusive organization as we provide accessible and equal justice."
 
The Court's Diversity & Inclusion Team strives to ensure the values of its diverse bench, staff, and court users are acknowledged and reflected in our delivery of service as well as our work environment.
 
In that spirit, the team creates and shares a monthly list of various holidays and observations along with some celebration suggestions.  We invite our work community and the community at large to contribute.
 
March 2021
 
International Women's Day - March 8
Maha Shivratri (Hindu) - March 11
St. Patrick's Day - March 17
Equal Pay Day - March 24
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery
and the Transatlantic Slave Trade - March 25
Passover Begins - March 27
Holi (Hindu) - March 28
Palm Sunday (Christian) - March 28
International Transgender Day of Visibility - March 31

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
 


International Women's Day
 
International Women's Day is a day for us to join voices with people around the world and shout our message for equal rights loud and clear: "Women's rights are human rights!"
 
We celebrate all women, in all their diversities. We embrace their facets and intersections of faith, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or disability. We celebrate those who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after.
 
Date: March 8, 2021
 
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Maha Shivratri (Hindu)    
 
Shivratri is one of the most significant Hindu festivals that celebrate the convergence of Lord Shiva and Goddess Shakti.
 
Date: March 11, 2021
 


Equal Pay Day
 
Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap.  In the United States, this date symbolizes how far into the year the average women must work in order to earn what the average man earns in the previous year regardless of experience or job type.

Date: March 24, 2021 

 
 
St. Patrick's Day
 
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385-461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
 
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
 
Date: March 17, 2020   
 
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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
 
For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women, and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.
Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honor and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.

Date:March 25, 2021
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Passover Begins

Passover is a major Jewish holiday that occurs in the spring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. One of the biblically ordained Three Pilgrimage Festivals, Passover is traditionally celebrated in the Land of Israel for seven days and for eight days among many Jews in the Diaspora, based on the concept of yom tov sheni shel galuyot.

Date: March 27, 2021  
 
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Holi (Hindu)
 
Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the "festival of spring," the "festival of colours," and the "festival of love."  The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil.
 
Date: March 28, 2021
 

 


Palm Sunday
 
Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels.  Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week, the last week of the Christian solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.
 
Date:  March 28, 2021  

 
International Transgender Day of Visibility
 
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society.

Date:  March 31, 2021