Women's History Month is in March. It pays tribute to the often unrecognized women throughout history and their invaluable contributions to the arts, sciences and society.
Women's History Month began as a Women's History Week, originally held the week of March 7, 1982. In 1987, Congress changed the week to a full month of commemoration. The president declares the commemoration annually. Many countries, including the United States, also celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, which began in 1911.
Various government agencies pay tribute to the month each year, including the Library of Congress, the National Endowment of the Arts, the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the National Park Services.