Irish-American Heritage Month in March is a time to celebrate the contributions that Irish immigrants and their descendants have made to U.S. society. Virtually every realm of American endeavor from steelwork to biotechnology to literature has seen improvement through Irish-descended hands and minds.

The first recorded celebration of Irish-Americans dates back to 1762 with the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. The parade became an annual event which was initially organized by military units but after the War of 1812, Irish fraternal societies took over the organization.

In October 1990, Congress passed Public Law 101-418 establishing March 1991 as Irish-American Heritage Month. In 1991, President George H.W. Bush issued for the first time a proclamation designating March as Irish-American Heritage Month. 


Some 34 million Irish Americans are spread across every state in our nation. Most people know that Irish families came to America during the 19th century, but what often is not discussed is the anti-immigrant sentiment that was often faced by new Irish-Americans. 


Supporting Irish-American Heritage Month and our school:

During the month of March, our DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee) will be hosting a Windows & Mirrors Book Drive in support and honor of Irish-American Heritage Month. ALL BOOKS PURCHASED WILL BENEFIT CANYON CREEK CLASSROOMS AND LIBRARY. 

Find more details about this book drive and how you can help.



We want to bring attention to
National Observances & Commemorative Months
as well as UN International Days.
Check out our article about this!