March is Craft Month. How does a month get a special designation?

Is there a government office in charge of approving and denying special themes for months? Who is in charge here? Is March Craft month just because someone repeated "march is craft month" until it became true?

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Spread the word.
Kryptonite8 years ago
Often days are turned into a (insert word) day, due to a birthday / deathday of a certain person or thing.
ILIKEPIE3338 years ago
There are different non-government orginazations that can pick a month that doesnt have a special designation there are other months with other special designations
Lftndbt8 years ago
WoaH, WoaH WoaH!! March is Craft Month??? :s I could of sworn April was Craft Month....
Kiteman8 years ago
Special "months", "days" and even "years" are declared by anybody who wants to. The various producer organisations in the UK (The Egg Council, The Potato Council etc) frequently declare national weeks. Instructables has declared 2009 to be a Green Year. The impact of the day is down to advertising budgets and word of mouth. Next Friday is Comic Relief Red Nose Day, which affects whole nations, and has a huge impact on the country. Yet the first event was just a few hours in a single theatre.
I declare March 5th Kiteman Day! (or do we already have one of those, and are you having a party)
ewilhelm (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
I was careful to say "For Instructables, 2009 is a green year." Others are encouraged to participate, but I see it as subtly different; it's our theme for the year, not the year's theme.
Somebody makes it up and people follow it
NachoMahma8 years ago
. It is quite common for US legislative bodies, from city to federal, to pass resolutions declaring a day (week/month/...) is Some Person or Some Cause Day. AFAIK, no special privileges are bestowed, just bragging rights. Similar to getting the key to the city. I assume it's the same in most places. . As others have pointed out, for the most part, it's just some group that is trying to publicize their cause.
Chicken22098 years ago
Basically anyone can do it just make an event page on facebook and get your friends to join :D "A lie told often enough becomes truth" Vladimir Lenin.
lemonie8 years ago
Only 197 days until Talk Like a Pirate Day! (September 19)

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ewilhelm (author) 8 years ago
From an email Rhett answers:

March is Fraud Awareness Month:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29490762/

March Is National Reading Month
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29464924/

march sure is a lot of months
http://news.google.com/news?ned=us&hl=en&q=march+month

Probably, organizations want to step in and claim march, because some of the other months with major holidays obviously aren't about joe-random crap.
lemonie8 years ago
"Months" (and "weeks and "days") are announced by various organisations, how official they are depends upon your regard for the organisation declaring the month. I am not aware of any government department or ministry with responsibility for this area, so I would say "no" to your first question. And to your second "yes" L