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March, the third month of the year, was named for Mars, the Roman God of war. It was called the loud or stormy month by the early Britons.
The most popular day is March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day which is a major holiday in Ireland and also celebrated in the United States with the wearing of the green.
March was named for the Roman God “Mars.”
The flowers for the month are the jonquil and the daffodil and the birthstones are the bloodstone and aquamarine.
March is American Red Cross Month, National Social Workers Month, National Athletic Training Month, National Caffeine Awareness Month, Cataract Awareness Month, National Collision Awareness Month, National Craft Month, Feminine Empowerment Month, Foot Health Month, Furniture Refinishing Month, Deaf History Month, National Eye Donor Month, National Frozen Food Month, Gardening, Nature and Ecology Books Month, International Hamburger & Pickle Month, Hemophilia Month, National High Tech Public Safety Month, Honor Society Awareness Month, Humorists are Artists Month, Irish American Heritage Month, National Kidney Month, Listening Awareness Month, National Social Work Month, Mental Retardation Month, Music in Our Schools Month, National Nutrition Month, National Peanut Month, Help Someone See Month, Save Your Vision Month, Poetry Month, Poison Prevention Awareness Month, National Social Worker Month, Small Press Month, National Umbrella Month, Small Press Month, The Great American Cleanup Month, National Women’s History Month, Youth Art Month, Credit Education Month.
During the month we celebrate the following special weeks: Newspaper in Our School Week, Save Your Vision Week, National Professional Pet Sitters Week, Newspaper in Education Week, National School Breakfast Week, National Cheerleader Week, National Bubble Week, National Sleep Awareness Week, Universal Women’s Week, Adult Education Week, National Crochet Week, National Chocolate Week, National Poison Prevention Week, National Agriculture Week, National Spring Fever Week, National Cleaning Week, Egg Salad Week.
Special Days in March:
March 1, World Day of Prayer, Share a Smile Day, National Pig Day, National Horfse Protection Day, World Compliment Day, Mechanic’s Day, Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, Ohio Admission Day, Feast Day of Saint David, Nebraska Admission Day, Chalanda Marz, Peace Corps Anniversary
March 2, Read Across America Day, Old Stuff Day, Boot Hill Day, Texas Independence Day, Dr. Suess Day, National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3, National Salesperson’s Day, Florida Admission Day, Peach Blossom Day, I Want You To Be Happy Day, National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner) Day Anniversary, 1931, International Ear Care Day, Peace Corps day, If Pets had Thumbs Day
March 4, World Day of Prayer, First Meeting of Congress (1789),Old Inauguration Day, Employee Appreciation Day, International Scrapbooking Industry Day, Holy Experiment Day, Hug a GI Day, Old Rock Day, Pound Cake Day, National Dress in Blue Day
March 5, Australia Eight-Hour or Labor Day, Crispus Attuck’s Day, Multiple Personality Day, Bridge Players Day, Town Meeting Day, Parachute Day, Cheese Doodle Day
March 6, Magellan Day or Discovery Day, Dentists’s Day, Brownie Pie Day, National Frozen Food Day.
March 7, National Cereal Day, Burbank Day, Salt Water Day, National Crown Roast of Pork Day, Telephone Day
March 8, International Working Women’s Day, Alfred Hitchcock Day, National Be Nasty Day, National Proofreading Day.
March 9, Barbi’s Birthday (1959), Baron Bliss Day, Employee Appreciation Day, Taras Shevchenko Day, Bang Clang Day, Panic Day, Saint Frances of Rome Feast Day, Potato Chip Day, National Crabmeat Day
March 10, Check Your Batteries Day, Commonwealth Day (Canada), Harriet Tubman Day, Worship of Tools Day, Telephone Anniversary, 1876, Raven Legend Day, Salvation Army Anniversary, 1880.
March 11, Organize Your Home Office Day, Human Services Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, Worship of Tools Day. Middle Name Pride Day
March 12, Plant a Flower Day, Fireside Chat Day, Parents Without Partners International Founder’s Day, Feast Day of Saint Gregory, Girl Scouts Anniversary,1912, Moshoeshoe’s Day, Alfred Hitchcock Day, Jane Delano Day, Plant a Flower Day
March 13, NEW MOON, Organize Your Home Office Day, Feast Day of Saint Ansovinus, World Kidney Day, Ear Muff Day, Jewelry Lovers Day, Good Samaritan Involvement Day,
March 14, DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS, National Children’s Craft Day, Casey Jones Day National Potato Chip Day, Albert Einstien’s Birthday (1879)
March 15, Ides of March, Buzzard’s Day, Everything You Think is Wrong Day, Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, Dumbstruck Day, Maine Admission Day.
March 16, Black Press Day, Docking Day, Freedom of Information Day, Goddard Day, Curlew Day, St. Uhro’s Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day.
March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day, Feast Day of Saint Gertrude, Evacuation Day, Campfire Girls Founders Day, Submarine Day, New Moms Awareness Day, Sunshine Day. Rubber Band Invented (1845), Absolutely Incredible Kid Day,
March 18, Johnny Appleseed Day, National Sloppy Joe Day, National Biodiesel Day, DeMolay Day, Supreme Sacrifice Day, Sheelah’s Day, Goddess of Fertility Day
March 19, First Day of Spring, Saint Joseph’s Day, National Quilting Day, Let’s Laugh Day, Swallow’s Day, Poultry Day, Australia’s Canberra Day.
March 20, Proposal Day, Get to Know Your Customer Day, National Agricultural Day, Proposal Day, Festival of National Anthem Day, Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, Barbie Doll Day, International Earth Day, Snowman Burning Day, Lajos Kossuth Day, Ravioli Day
March 21, Single Parents Day, Fragrance Day, Feast Day of Saint Benedict, Iowa Bird Day, Flower Day, National Teenagers Day, National French Bread Day
March 22, Earth Day, Feast Day of Saint Nicholas, St. Joseph Day, Roller Coaster Day, World Day for Water, Goof Off Day
March 23, Liberty Day, Near Miss Day, National Puppy Day, National Chip and Dip Day, United Nations World Meteorological Day, Toast Day
March 24, Saint Gabriel’s Feast Day, World TB Day, National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, Harry Houdini Birthday (1874).
March 25, National Teach Children To Save Day, Feast of Saint Dismas, American Diabetes Association Alert Day, Annunciation of the Lord, Maryland Day, Pecan Day, Waffle Day, Quarter Day. First Pancakes (1882), Seward’s Day: Acquisition of Alaska, in 1867
March 26, Legal Assistants Day, Dorothy’s Day, Spinach Festival Day, Feast Day of Saint Braulio, Prince Kuhio Day, Be a Mime Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.
March 27, PASSOVER, Kite Flying Day, Take Our Daughters/Sons To Work Day, Education and Sharing Day, Downtown Day, National “Joe” Day, Black Forest Cake Day
March 28, FULL MOON, PALM SUNDAY, American Diabetes Association Alert Day, Boganda Day, Something on a Stick Day, Garden Seeds Day, Delaware Swedish Colonial Day.
March 29, America’s Subway Day, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day, Smoke & Mirrors Day, Have a Pickle Day, Take a Walk in the Park Day
March 30, Doctor’s Day, Tater Day, Take a Walk in the Park Day, I Am in Control Day.
March 31, Bunsen Burner Day, National Clam on a Half Shell Day, Coloring Crayons Day, Transfer Day, Tater Day, Eiffel Tower Day