Special Days in March

march_calendar1Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this listing of special days in March gives you plenty to choose from.  March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!

March Themes,  Awareness, and Observances

  • Athletic Training
  • Child Life
  • Color Therapy
  • Craft
  • Credit Education
  • Deaf History
  • Dolphin Awareness
  • Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering
  • Flower
  • Hemophilia
  • Honor Society
  • Irish American Heritage
  • Listening Awareness
  • March Into Literacy
  • Mirth
  • Music In Our Schools
  • Optimism
  • Play the Recorder
  • Poison Prevention Awareness
  • Red Cross
  • Sing With Your Child
  • Spiritual Awareness
  • Umbrella
  • Women’s History
  • Youth Art

March Food Themes

  • Bell Peppers
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Caffeine Awareness
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Exotic Winter Fruits
  • Flour
  • Frozen Foods
  • Green Onion
  • Leeks
  • Meatout
  • Noodle
  • Nutrition
  • Peanut
  • Sauce

March 1

  • Cheerleading Week begins
  • Compliment Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Horse Protection Day *
  • Iditarod Race begins
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Old Stuff Day
  • Peace Corps Day
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pig Day
  • Share a Smile Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Women of Color Day
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Banana Cream Pie Day
  • Corn Dog Day
  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins
  • Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Read an E Book Week begins
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week begins
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins*
  • Words Matter Week begins

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Cold Cuts Day
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • Girls Day (Japan)
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Newspaper in Education Week begins
  • Peach Blossom Day
  • School Breakfast Week begins*
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • Women of Aviation Week begins

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Do Something Day
  • Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • Hug a GI Day
  • Pancake Day
  • Pound Cake Day
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution goes into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678

March 5

  • Ash Wednesday *
  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Cheese Doodle Day
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • Multiple Personality Day
  • St. Piran’s Day

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Dentist’s Day
  • Frozen Food Day
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • World Book Day
  • World Math Day

March 7

  • Cereal Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Week begins
  • Crown Roast of Pork Day
  • Daughter’s Day
  • Dress in Blue Day
  • Festival of Owls Week begins
  • i-pod Patented 2006
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • Telephone patented 1876
  • Unplugging Day
  • World Day of Prayer

March 8

  • Aardvark Week begins*
  • Be Nasty Day
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week begins
  • Genealogy Day
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • International Women’s Day
  • Kidney Day
  • Peanut Cluster Day
  • Procrastination Week begins
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Rattlesnake Round-Up begins

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Crabmeat Day
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Meatball Day
  • Panic Day
  • Teen Tech Week begins
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451

March 10

  • Blueberry Popover Day
  • Brain Awareness Week begins
  • Canberra Day (Australia)*
  • Day of Awesomeness
  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • Napping Day
  • Pack Your Lunch Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day
  • Plumbing Day

March 12

  • Baked Scallops Day
  • 1st Parachute Jump from an airplane 1912
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • Plant a Flower Day

March 13

  • Coconut Torte Day
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Earmuffs Day (Earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Jewel Day
  • Kidney Day
  • Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Popcorn Lovers Day*
  • Ta’anit Ester begins
  • Uranus discovered 1781

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Bake a Pie in Solidarity Day
  • Chocolate Week begins
  • Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend begins
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Learn About Butterflies Day
  • Pi Day
  • Potato Chip Day
  • Save a Spider Day
  • Science and Engineering Week begins*

March 15

  • Buzzards Day
  • Consider Christianity Week begins
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Maple Syrup Saturday *
  • Purim*
  • Quilting Day
  • Sports Car Racing Day
  • True Confessions Day

March 16

  • Artichoke Hearts Day
  • Flood Awareness Week begins
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • 1st  Liquid-Fuel-Powered Rocket launched 1926
  • President James Madison born 1751
  • The Scarlet Letter published 1850
  • St. Urho’s Day

March 17

  • Act Happy Week begins
  • Agriculture Week begins
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Evacuation Day
  • Folk Tales and Fables Week begins
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Submarine Day
  • Wellderly Day*

March 18

  • Awkward Moments Day
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Inventor rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1982
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • Wildlife Week begins

March 19

  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Let’s  Laugh Day
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Poultry Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • St. Joseph’s Day

March 20

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day*
  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • Frog Day
  • Jump Out Day
  • Spring Equinox*
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Ostara
  • Proposal Day
  • Ravioli Day
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Sparrow Day
  • Story Telling Day
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1st published 1852
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)

March 21

  • Act Happy Week begins
  • Big Bang Day
  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day
  • Flower Day
  • Fragrance Day
  • French Bread Day
  • International Day of Forests and the Tree
  • Puppetry Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Bavarian Crepes Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Goof-off Day
  • Seal Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Chip and Dip Day
  • Florida discovered by Ponce De Leon 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Melba Toast Day
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Cleaning Week begins
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Agriculture Day*
  • Diabetes Alert Day
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Holi (India)
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Epilepsy Awareness Day (Wear Purple)
  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Manatee Appreciation Day
  • Nougat Day
  • Spinach Day
  • Waffle Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Photography Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Theater Day

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island nuclear plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Black Forest Cake Day
  • Respect Your Cat Day
  • Something on a Stick Day
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Wee Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Earth Hour*
  • Kite Month begins
  • Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • Nano Days begin
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • Smoke and Mirrors Day
  • President John Tyler born 1790

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Mother’s Day (UK)
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Take A Walk In The Park Day
  • Turkey Neck Soup Day
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Clams on the Half Shell Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Oranges and Lemons Day
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • Seward’s Day*
  • She’s Funny That Way Day

I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://agstaar.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/january

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-march

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/march.htm

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/march-2014.html

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/march-holidays.html

For more special days you can check these:

This Day in History e-mails at  http://www.pitara.com/reference/history/date/list-of-dates.asp?SMonth=11

This Week in Church history   http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

An American history article for every day!
http://www.mikechurch.com/category/this-day-in-founders-history/

Happy March!

betty jo

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