March is Women’s History Month


(photo courtesy of Tessa International School)

With March 1st right around the corner, the start of Women’s History Month will begin and will run until March 31. Women’s History Month is celebrated in the US and celebrates women’s activity and involvement in history and society. 

Since 1995, presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognizes the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields . 

The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at many schools and hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa ( 

On Monday, March 8 it is also International Women’s Day, which is a day that celebrates women’s contributions to society, raises awareness for gender parity, and to inspire support for organizations that help women. The International Women’s day theme for 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, which aims to challenge biases and misconceptions made about women.

We have seen tons of women make history whether it be in sports, the arts, politics, or in the science field. And to this day, women still are making things happen and making a difference in society. It is important that we have a month dedicated to their contributions and successes.