Special Days in March, 2016

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Special Days in March has been updated for 2017 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                                                                                                                             Ethics 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                                                                                                                                                 Save Your Vision
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

  • Daughters’ and Sons’ Day *
  • Horse Protection Day
  • St. David’s Day
  • Ghost Writers Week begins
  • Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • Ohio Statehood 1803
  • Peace Corps Week begins – established 1961
  • Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Pig Day
  • Save Your Vision Week begins
  • Share a Smile 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 – Author Theodor Geisel born 1904
  • Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev born 1931
  • Jell-O invented 1897
  • King Kong (movie) premiered 1933
  • Read Across America Day

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)
  • Severe Storm Preparedness Week begins *
  • Time Magazine launched 1923
  • World Book Day *(1st Thurs.)

March 4

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Day of Unplugging *(1st Fri.)
  • Primatologist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Grammar Day
  • Holy Experiment Day
  • International Festival of Owls *
  • March Forth – Do Something Day
  • Scrapbooking Industry Day
  • Shabbot Across America/Canada *
  • Slinky patented 1947
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • US Constitution went into effect 1789
  • Vermont Statehood 1791
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi born 1678
  • World Day of Prayer * (1st Fri.)
  • World Orphan Week *

March 5

  • Boston Massacre 1770
  • Iditarod Race *
  • Map Maker Gerardus Mercator born 1512
  • St. Piran’s Day

March 6

  • Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning born 1806
  • Artist Michelangelo Buonarroti born 1475
  • Celebrate Your Name Week begins *(1st full week)
  • Corndog Day
  • Namesake Day *
  • Procrastination Week begins
  • Oreo Cookies first introduced 1912
  • Read an E-Book Week begins *
  • Return Borrowed Books Week begins *
  • Sleep Awareness Week begins *
  • Teen Tech Week begins *
  • Words Matter Week begins *
  • World Math Day

March 7

  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day *
  • Artist Piet Mondrian born 1872
  • Newspaper in Education Week *(1st Mon.)
  • School Breakfast Week begins *
  • Share a Story – Shape a Future Week begins *(1st Mon.)
  • Sock Monkey Day *
  • Telephone patented 1876
  • Universal Women’s Week begins *

March 8

  • Aardvark Week begins
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week begins
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day *
  • Proof Reading Day
  • Unique Names Day *
  • Universal Women’s Week begins
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week *

March 9

  • Barbie Doll debuted 1959
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day *
  • False Teeth patented 1822
  • Get Over It Day
  • Panic Day
  • Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born 1451

March 10

  • Bagpipe Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Kidney Day*
  • Name Tag Day *
  • Salvation Army Day
  • Harriet Tubman born 1820
  • Rings around Uranus discovered 1977

March 11

  • Johnny Appleseed Day (Sept. 26 is an alternate date)
  • Dream Day
  • Frankenstein published 1818
  • Ken Day (the boy Barbie)
  • Middle Name Pride Day *
  • Plumbing Day
  • Rattlesnake Roundup begins
  • Science and Engineering Week begins *

March 12

  • Descendants Day
  • 1st Parachute Jump from an Airplane 1912
  • Genealogy Day
  • Girl Scouts Day
  • Alfred Hitchcock Day

March 13

  • Agriculture Week begins *
  • Check Your Batteries Day *
  • Consider Christianity Week *(2nd Sun. before Easter)
  • Donald Duck debuted 1942
  • Daylight Savings Time begins *
  • Earmuffs Day (earmuffs patented 1877)
  • Good Samaritan Day
  • Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Uranus discovered 1781

March 14

  • Ask a Question Day
  • Brain Awareness Week begins *
  • Scientist Albert Einstein born 1879
  • Casey Jones born 1863
  • Napping Day *(day after Daylight Savings Time)
  • Pi Day (3.14)
  • Potato Chip Day
  • Wildlife Week begins *

March 15

  • Ag Day *
  • Buzzards Day
  • Escalator patented 1892
  • Ides of March
  • President Andrew Jackson born 1767
  • Maine Statehood 1820
  • Manufacturing Week *(3rd week)
  • Mothering Sunday (UK) *
  • True Confessions Day
  • World Consumer Rights Day

March 16

  • Curlew Day
  • 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

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

March 18

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

March 19

  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Earth Hour *
  • Explorer/Missionary David Livingstone born 1813
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom began 2003
  • Quilting Day *(3rd Sat.)

March 20

  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Astrology Day
  • Chocolate Week begins *(3rd full week)
  • 1st Day of Spring *
  • Great American Meat Out
  • International Day of Happiness
  • French Language Day
  • Author Bill Martin Jr. born 1916
  • Naw-Ruz
  • Ostara*
  • Palm Sunday *
  • Proposal Day
  • Snowman Burning Day
  • Spring Equinox *
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin published 1852
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day (Fred Rogers born 1928)
  • World Story Telling Day

March 21

  • Act Happy Week begins *(3rd Mon.)
  • 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 the Forests and the Tree
  • Renewable Energy Day
  • Single Parents Day
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • Wellderly Day *
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Carbonated Water invented 1733
  • Diabetes Alert Day *(4th Tues.)
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Goof-off Day
  • Seal Day
  • Tuskegee Airmen Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Ponce De Leon discovered Florida 1513
  • Patrick Henry delivered “Give Me Liberty” speech 1775
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition began 1806
  • Meteorological Day
  • Near Miss Day
  • OK Day
  • Puppy Day
  • Purim *
  • Ta’anit Ester begins *

March 24

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • Harry Houdini born 1874
  • Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Good Friday *
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • Waffle Day

March 26

  • Brother and Sister Day *(last Sat.)
  • Earth Hour *(last Sat.)
  • Poet Robert Frost born 1874
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Spinach Day

March 27

  • Celebrate Exchange Day
  • Easter *
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Scientist Wilhelm Roentgen born 1845
  • Tsunami Awareness Week *

March 28

  • Accidents at Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant 1979
  • Barnum and Bailey Day
  • Dyngus Day (Mon. after Easter)
  • Washing Machine patented 1930
  • Weed Appreciation Day

March 29

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

March 30

  • Doctor’s Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • I Am In Control Day
  • Manatee Appreciation Day *(last Wed.)
  • 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/march-food-calendar

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/march-2016.html

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

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

Happy March!

betty jo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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