Women's History Month March 2023
Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. Women's History Month 2023 will take place from Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31, 2023. Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history.
Why Do We Celebrate Women's History Month? Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. The celebration of Women's History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women's contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California in 1978.
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women's History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. In 1987, the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.