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National March First Day – March 1, 2025

National March First Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. This day celebrates all individuals who became the first in their families to reach a certain goal, despite challenges and adversities. From graduating from college and writing a book to buying a house and starting a family — we celebrate everyone who first made such remarkable achievements in their family. This inspiring holiday reminds everyone that any goal is achievable as long as you put your mind and heart into it. Learn more about the ways you can celebrate National March First Day today.

History of National March First Day

National March First Day was created by artist and poet Alicea Joy Davis on March 1, 2020, to celebrate family breakthroughs amid intergenerational limitations. Her goal was to fill this day with love and affection for all sons and daughters who have achieved a specific goal regardless of the challenges that were along their way.

Growing up in Detroit, Davis had had an interest in writing poetry since childhood. She decided to pursue her passion and has been a successful spoken word poet, writer, and artist for 25 years. Her artistry and creativity focus on inner healing and racial reconciliation, and her contributions to the Black community put her on the list of nine women “making Black history.” Her achievements and personal breakthroughs were unprecedented in her family after years of enduring intergenerational trauma, hence her idea of a National March First Day — a celebration of all individuals who are first to reach a certain goal in their families.

In 2008, Davis had her faith in Christ renewed after years of questioning her beliefs. It was at this moment that she attested that God helped her overcome several challenges in life and made her become a preacher of God’s word and his love for humans.

She founded March Forth – a Christian holiday dedicated to reconciliation and racial healing. Furthermore, Davis started Friends for Reconciliation Inc. (FOR), a non-profit organization with “a mission to help America reach racial reconciliation in our lifetime,” on March 4, 2019.

National March First Day timeline

Intergenerational Trauma

The concept of intergenerational trauma is recognized and studied as behavior that hinders younger family members from breaking away from familial patterns.

Reconciliation with God

National March First Day founder, Alicea Davis, renews her Christian faith, a pivotal moment that fuels her passion to help, support, and celebrate people who struggle with intergenerational trauma.

Friend for Reconciliation Inc.

Davis establishes Friends for Reconciliation Inc. (F.O.R.) to help people achieve personal healing through social activities.

March 1, 2020
The First National March First Day

Davis creates the National March First Day to celebrate breakthroughs in a family.

National March First Day FAQs

How do I contact Alicea Davis for inquiries?

You may send an email to for more inquiries about the National March First Day.

What are examples of intergenerational trauma?

Examples of intergenerational trauma include child abuse, neglect, domestic violence, alcoholism, and drug addiction.

How can I overcome intergenerational trauma?

Therapy is one of the most effective ways to overcome traumas, whether general or intergenerational.

National March First Day Activities

  1. Send your friend a congratulatory gift

    If you know a friend who has achieved a breakthrough in their family, show them your appreciation by sending a token, card, or gift. It’s one of the best ways to show your friends love and encourage their hard work.

  2. Set a goal

    Think of a goal you’re passionate about and that no one in your family has achieved yet. Put your eye on the prize and create a routine that’ll help you reach that goal.

  3. Encourage other people to do the same

    Share your goal with your friends and encourage them to set theirs. This is a good way to surround yourself with a company of goal-oriented friends.

5 Important Facts About Trauma

  1. Intergenerational trauma is common

    About 50% of women and 60% of men suffer from intergenerational trauma, according to research.

  2. Trauma affects a person’s identity

    Intergenerational trauma affects a person’s identity, including one’s ability to set life objectives and achieve goals.

  3. Racial equity in businesses

    The Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) examines equal opportunities for any gender, race, and ethnicity in businesses.

  4. Alicea Davis’ book on making breakthroughs

    Davis wrote a book, “The Sky Is Not the Limit,” which discusses achieving goals, breaking barriers, and making breakthroughs regardless of obstacles and challenges.

  5. A sister holiday

    National March First is a sister holiday of National March Forth.

Why We Love National March First Day

  1. It’s inspiring

    National March First Day inspires people to break boundaries and achieve their goals regardless of their family background and upbringing. It’s a great lesson to pass on to the next generation and to motivate the young to be goal-oriented.

  2. It embodies the American Dream

    This holiday epitomizes the American Dream. This idea is important in setting future objectives and seizing every opportunity that comes your way.

  3. It teaches us to be goal-oriented

    To achieve goals and excel in life, you must be a visionary. This holiday encourages focus and dedication to prove to others that you can do anything if you just believe in yourself.

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