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The Month of MARCH: Holidays, Birthdays, and reasons to celebrate

Updated on February 28, 2014

Here we go again, another month long list of reasons to celebrate for the month of March.

In a northern climate where I live every year "they" say winter is supposed to leave early but the cold weather and potential snow are still a reality. We all need reasons to celebrate and enjoy get togethers. So here are some month of March holidays, month long celebrations, week long celebrations, and specific days in which to say "Happy ...."

March Birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone

Flower: Jonquil

Astrological Signs: Pisces (February 19-March 20) and Aries (March 21-April 19)


Celebrate the Month of March!

Celebrate the entire month of March with these month long March can do something special or meaningful for the specific holiday or just remember.

  • American Red Cross Month-Consider giving blood yourself or get a group together and give blood. The Red Cross is always in need.
  • Irish-American Heritage Month-With this holiday along with St. Patrick's Day on the 17th there is no better time to cook up some Corned Beef & Cabbage along with alcoholic or non-alcoholic traditional Irish beer.
  • National Craft Month-One of my favorites..with the weather outside still not really nice, sit down and create by crafting. I personally use my Cricut Create to make handmade cards but anything homemade works. Learn a new craft, perhaps knitting, crocheting, or any of the dozens of crafts. Visit your local Scrapbook Store or Craft Store for ideas.
  • National Frozen Food Month-It's time to revel in the wonders of Frozen Foods. Have a dinner around frozen food in your freezer, have friends bring something from their own. Stock up on frozen foods, many grocery stores have sales during this celebration.
  • National Nutrition Month-Take the time to update your nutrition knowledge; are the meals you're fixing nutritious? Challenge your kids to find nutritious as well as yummy foods while grocery shopping.
  • National Noodle Month-Oh the wonders of Ramen Noodles can be celebrated this month, as well as all the other noodles in the world. Noodles are wonderful places to ladle your sauce creations over.
  • Woman's History Month-Celebrate with the women in your life, perhaps lunch or dinner out. Think about the women who courageously fought for independence and respect in our society.

March Holidays lasting an Entire Week!!

Celebrate and remember some of these week long remembrances in March.

  • Week 1- Newspapers in Our School Week: Perhaps your child's school will create a project centering around your local Newspaper
  • Week 2- Bubble Gum Week: Blow big and beautiful bubbles whenever it is appropriate.
  • Week 3- Crochet Week: You can Learn to crochet and create wonderful items for your home or as a gift. I've started early and I am working on a kitchen rug. Look for local groups to join. .
  • National Girl Scout Week: March 10th thru March 16

Celebrate a Day in March

With 31 days in the month, March has a long and varied list of celebrations, some silly and some serious and noteworthy.

March 1

  • National Pig Day- a day to celebrate domesticated pigs.
  • Peanut Butter Lover's Day- grab a knife or a slice of bread and celebrate perhaps the most perfect sandwich ingredient.
  • Saint David's Day-St. David is the patron saint of Wales.
  • Share a Smile Day- Smile at everyone you know

March 2

  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday- born 1904. Get back in touch with the kid in you, read a Dr. Seuss book.
  • Read Across America Day-reading is still one of the best pastimes.

March 3

  • National Anthem Day- The Star Spangled Banner officially became our national anthem in 1931. Do you know the words?
  • Doll Festival- Orginating in Japan(traced back to 1603), the (Hinamatsuri) is all about young girls and is a time to pray for their health and well being. In Japan young girls set up displays of dolls with symbolic dedications of rice cakes, peach blossoms, and more.

March 4

  • National Poundcake Day- A yummy slice of poundcake with icecream on top.
  • Hug a GI Day-grab and hug your favorite GI.

March 5

  • Multiple Personalities Day- discover and embrace all the personalities you possess. This is the one day it is ok to be talking to yourself.

March 6

  • Dentist's Day- Celebrate that person to gives you your smile, make that appointment you've been meaning too.
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti's birthday-1475

March 7

  • Telephone Patent Granted-1876 Alexander Graham Bell

March 8

  • Working Women's Day- celebrate and recognize the women in your life who are in the workforce.
  • International Women's Day- coincides with Working Women's Day, celebrate the independence and importance of women in socity.

March 9

  • Barbie Doll birthday-1959
  • No Smoking Day- You can do it! Go without for one day and maybe you won't go back.
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins- The clocks move forward One Hour. Yes we loose an hour's sleep but the daylight at the end of the workday is worth it. Spring is coming!

March 10

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins- The clocks move forward One Hour. Yes we loose an hour's sleep but the daylight at the end of the workday is worth it. Spring is coming!
  • First Paper Money issued-1862- take a look at your paper money, notice how many designs and intricate pictures are on each bill.
  • Middle Name Pride Day- your middle name is part of who you are, write your entire name all day.
  • Genealogy Day-get on the internet, go to the library...investigate your family tree

March 11

  • First Basketball Game- 1892
  • Commonwealth Day-A celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations, involving the British Commonwealth, making up 1/4 of all humanity. A day to promote the understanding and continued cooperation between the countries for the betterment of citizen's lives.
  • Worship of Tools Day- Here you go, a holiday and celebration for the world of tools loved by men and women alike.

March 12

  • Plant a Flower Day- spring isn't too far away, plant a flower seed if it is cold outside or a flower outside if warm.
  • Girl Scouts Day- Founded 1912, celebrate your days as a Girl Scout, volunteer with the Girl Scouts.

March 13

  • Uranus discovered- In 1781 the planet and it's moons was discovered
  • Ear Muff Day- put those goofy ear muffs on and proudly wear them, keep your ears warm.
  • Good Samaritan Day- Do something unexpected and nice for another person.

March 14

  • Albert Einstein's birthday- 1879
  • Learn about Butterflies Day- take a few moments and learn about this amazing being. How far some fly each year, how important their daily activities are.
  • National Potato Chip Day- there are so many healthy type of Potato Chips now, go ahead and try one.
  • National Pi Day-celebrated today because 3.14... is the value of Pi.
  • Casey Jones' birthday- born 1864 as John Luther Jones

March 15

  • Ides of March- traditionally the first day of spring in the Roman calendar, the day Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Marcus Brtus in 44 B.C.
  • Incredible Kid Day- celebrate and remember how incredible kids, especially yours, can be.
  • Everything you do is Wrong Day- a celebration of those days when things seem to go all wrong, we all have them.

March 16

  • Freedom of Information Day- An act passed in 1966 giving access of information to citizens.
  • Everything you do is Right Day- a celebration of those days when things seem to go right.

March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day- the patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity to the country. A day to celebrate being Irish, even for those who aren't. Corned Beef and Cabbage and Green Beer.
  • Rubber Band Invented- in 1845. Think about how many things use a rubberband.

March 18

  • 1st Walk in Space- 1965, the first ever spacewalk, lasting 20 minutes. was performed by Alexei Leonov aboard the Voskhad 2 spacecraft.
  • Sparky the Fire Dog's birthday- the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association.

March 19

  • March Madness Begins- Started in 1939 for the Illinois State High School Baseketball tournament but is now associated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Madness is the right word...everybody becomes excited and watches to find out which team will win on Monday, April 8, 2013.
  • The Swallows return to Capistrano- the traditional date these little birds fly back to the island to lay their eggs.
  • National Quilting Day- celebrate beautiful quilts and the people who create them.
  • Purim- beginning at sundown, takes place on the 14th and 15th days of Adar, the 12th month of the Jewish calendar.
  • Poultry Day- celebrate everything fowl, knowing that it is healthier to eat.

March 20

  • International Earth Day- a day to celebrate and remember our responsibility for the health and well being of our planet.
  • Proposal Day- this is a day for proposals, possibly the "big one" wished for on Valentine's Day or just to grab a pizza, this is the day to do it.
  • Extraterrestrial Abductions Day- celebrate the possibility or certainty that there are others out "there", get in touch with the "sci-fi" part of yourself, believe.
  • Big Bird's Birthday- that lovable big yellow bird on Sesame Street, so many children love watching him.
  • First Day of Spring- finally it is here! A day to celebrate the arrival of rebirth, renew, and warmer weather, no matter what the weather outside.

March 21

  • Fragrance Day- celebrate that wonderful ability we have to love smells, fragrances.
  • Children's Poetry Day- celebrate and read poetry by and for children.
  • National Teen-agers Day- the ups and downs and sometimes crazy behavior that makes up your teenager- celebrate, remember, and understand it.
  • Single Parents' Day- remember and honor those among us who succeed and prosper as a single parent. Help out someone you know.

March 22

  • National Goof Off Day- finally, a day when you can do anything and everything except what you are supposed to be doing. Remember, it's not an official holiday though.
  • National Sing Out Day- sing loud and clear, in the shower, on the bus. This is your day to sing out.

March 23

  • National Chip and Dip Day- Rejoice in the delicious union of the chip and dip, discover many healthy dips too.
  • Near Miss Day- celebrate the day when an asteroid the size of a mountain came within 500,000 miles of earth in 1989. Celebrate any near misses you might have had.

March 24

  • Harry Houdini's Birthday- born 1874
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day- Grab a box of those yummy candies, it's their day to shine.

March 25

March 26

  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day- here is your chance to celebrate anything special to you.

March 27

  • National Joe Day-a day for anyone who hates their own name, they can be called Joe today.

March 28

  • Something on a Stick Day- celebrate the foods we love that are served on a stick. Grab a corndog, hotdog, popsicle, or anything on a stick.

March 29

  • Coca-Cola-celebrate the invention in 1886 of this popular soft drink.
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day- Reminice and celebrate all the small business owners, mom and pop businesses, who work hard to succeed.

March 30

  • Alaska purchased-1867 from Russia
  • Doctor's Day- celebrate those who help keep you healthy, make that appointment you've been putting off.
  • Pencil with Eraser- patented in 1858; go ahead and make a mistake, you can erase it.

March 31

  • Cesar Chavez Day- a civil rights activist and labor leader who co-founded the National Farmworker's Union with Dolores Huerta.
  • First Map of the US published
  • Tater Day- started in 1842 in Benton, Kentucky. A celebration of the selling and trading of the sweet potato.

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