Special Days in March 2015

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The following post has been updated for 2017.  You can view it here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/02/24/special-days-in-march-2017/

March is full of holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this list of special days for March, 2015 gives you plenty to choose from.

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
  • International Ideas
  • 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 Wellness
  • 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’s Daily Specials  (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

March 1

  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Horse Protection Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Namesake Day *(1st Sun.)
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins  – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pig Day
  • Procrastination Week begins *
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week *
  • Share a Smile Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Universal Human Beings Week begins
  • World Compliment Day
  • Write a Letter of Appreciation Week begins
  • Yellowstone National Park established 1872

March 2

  • Dr. Seuss Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *(1st Mon.)
  • Author Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Newspaper in Education Week *(1st Mon)
  • Read Across America Day *
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • Words Matter Week begins *

March 3

  • Alexander Graham Bell born 1847
  • Florida Statehood 1845
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • If Pets Had Thumbs Day
  • National Anthem Day (US)
  • Read an E-Book Week begins *
  • Return Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • Unique Names Day *(1st Tues.)

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *(1st Wed.)
  • Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Purim *
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 167
  • World Orphan Week begins *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • Name Tag Day *(1st Thurs.)
  • St. Piran’s Day
  • World Book Day *(1st Thurs.)

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Middle Name Pride Day *(1st Fri.)
  • International Festival of Owls *
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Day of Unplugging *(1st Fri.)
  • World Day of Prayer *
  • World Math Day

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Descendants Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Iditarod Race *
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Telephone patented 1876

March 8

  • Aardvark Week *(2nd week)
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week *(2nd week)
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Girl Scout Week *(2nd week)
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Teen Tech Week begins * (2nd week)
  • Universal Women’s Week begins *(2nd week)
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week *(2nd week)

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Napping Day *(day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Panic Day
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (September 26th is the alternate date)
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Plumbing Day

March 12

  • 1st Parachute Jump from an airplane 1912
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • Kidney Day *

March 13

  • Digital Learning Day *
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Earmuffs Day (Earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup
  • Science and Engineering Week begins *
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Uranus discovered 1781
  • World Sleep Day *

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Ballroom Dancing Day *
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Genealogy Day (2nd Sat.)
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Pi Day (3.1415)
  • Potato Chip Day

March 15

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Buzzards Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Manufacturing Week *(3rd week)
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • True Confessions Day

March 16

  • Act Happy Week begins *(3rd Mon.)
  • Brain 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
  • Wellderly Day*

March 17

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Rubber Bands invented 1845
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • World Folktales and Fables Week begins

March 18

  • Ag Day *
  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Biodiesel Day
  • President Grover Cleveland born 1837
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • Inventor Rudolph Diesel born 1858
  • 1st Space Walk 1965
  • Mount St. Helen erupted 1980

March 19

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day *
  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003

March 20

  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • 1st Day of Spring *
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Ostara *
  • Proposal Day
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend *
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox*
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1st published 1852
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Composer Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685
  • Common Courtesy Day
  • Corn Dog Day *
  • Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Forests and the Tree
  • Quilting Day * (3rd Sat.)
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • Agriculture Appreciation Week begins *
  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Cleaning Week begins *(last week)
  • Consider Christianity Week *(2nd Sun. before Easter)
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • Seal Day
  • Tsunami Awareness Week *
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Florida discovered by Ponce De Leon 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day
  • Youth Violence Prevention Week begins *

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Diabetes Alert Day
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Manatee Appreciation Day *
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Crossword Puzzle Weekend *
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island nuclear plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

  • Coca Cola invented 1886
  • Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day
  • Palm Sunday *
  • Pop-up Toaster patented 1919
  • President John Tyler born 1790
  • Week of the Ocean begins

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Pencil patented 1858
  • Artist Vincent Van Gogh born 1853

March 31

  • Scientist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen born 1811
  • Cesar Chavez Day
  • Composer Joseph Hayden born 1732
  • Eiffel Tower Opened 1889
  • 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://food.unl.edu/fnh/march

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

http://www.brownielocks.com/march.html

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/march-2015.html

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

I wish you happy March homeschooling!

betty jo

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