March Holidays

It's March, the time where we celebrate the New Year! Well, at least we would if we lived in Ancient Rome—where it was the first month of the year. At National Today, we love celebrating 82 March holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Mar. 1

National Peanut Butter Lover's DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 2

National Read Across America DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 3

National If Pets Had Thumbs DayAnimalsU.S.

Mar. 3

World Wildlife DayCauseWorld

Mar. 4

National Grammar DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 4

National Hug a G.I. DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 5

National Absinthe DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 6

National Dentist's DayHealthU.S.

Mar. 6

National Dress DayArts & EntertainmentU.S.

Mar. 6

National Frozen Food DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 6

National Oreo Cookie DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 7

National Be Heard DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 7

National Cereal DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 8

International Women's DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 8

National Day of UnpluggingSpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 8

National Proofreading DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 9

National Barbie DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 9

National Meatball DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 10

National Landline Telephone DayFunU.S.

Mar. 10

National Pack Your Lunch DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 11

National Promposal DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 12

National Girl Scout DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 12

National Napping DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 13

National K9 Veterans DayAnimalsU.S.

Mar. 14

National Pi DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 14

National Potato Chip DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 15

Ides of MarchReligiousWorld

Mar. 16

National Artichoke DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 17

National Corn Dog DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 17

St. Patrick's DayCultural, Food & BeverageWorld

Mar. 18

Awkward Moments DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 18

National Biodiesel DayCause, Environmental, TechnologyU.S.

Mar. 19

National Let's Laugh DayFamily, Fun, HealthU.S.

Mar. 19

National Poultry DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 20

French Language DayCulturalWorld

Mar. 20

International Day of HappinessCauseWorld

Mar. 20

National Proposal DayRelationshipsU.S.

Mar. 20

Spring EquinoxSeasonalWorld

Mar. 21

International Day of ForestsEnvironmental, InternationalWorld

Mar. 21

National Common Courtesy DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 21

National Fragrance DayArts & EntertainmentU.S.

Mar. 21

National French Bread DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 21

National Kick Butts DayHealthU.S.

Mar. 21

World Down Syndrome DayHealthWorld

Mar. 21

World Poetry DayArts & EntertainmentWorld

Mar. 22

National Goof Off DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 22

World Water DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 23

National Puppy DayAnimalsU.S.

Mar. 23

World Meteorological DaySpecial InterestWorld

Mar. 24

National Cheesesteak DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 24

Red Nose DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 24

World Tuberculosis DayHealthU.S.

Mar. 25

International Waffle DayFood & BeverageWorld

Mar. 26

National Spinach DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 27

National Spanish Paella DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Mar. 27

Quentin Tarantino's BirthdayOther

Mar. 28

Respect Your Cat DayAnimalsU.S.

Mar. 29

Major League Baseball Opening DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 29

National Mom and Pop Business Owners DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Mar. 30

National Doctors' DayHealthU.S.

Mar. 31

World Backup DaySpecial InterestWorld

March

Irish-American Heritage MonthCauseU.S.

March

March MadnessSportsU.S.

March

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Caffeine Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Celery MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Cheerleading Safety MonthSportsU.S.

March

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Crafting MonthEducation, FunU.S.

March

National Flour MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Frozen Food MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Kidney MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Music in Our Schools MonthEducationU.S.

March

National Noodle MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Nutrition MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Peanut MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Sauce MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

March

National Umbrella MonthFashionU.S.

March

National Women's History MonthU.S.

March

Poison Prevention Awareness MonthCauseU.S.

March

National Credit Education MonthFinancialU.S.

March

Poison Prevention WeekHealthU.S.

What is the significance of March holidays?

March is named after Mars, the god of war. Naturally, he was a pretty demanding overlord, so many of the ancient holidays in March were festivals and athletic events celebrating him. Even though there might not be any javelin or shot put holidays on the March calendar anymore, there are plenty of other fun national days in March to celebrate!

What are some memorable March holiday moments?

March contains one of our favorite food holidays of all time—National Oreo Day (March 6)! Did you know the Oreo was invented in 1912—and it's been America's best-selling cookie ever since? They're also a great way to drown your sorrows as you watch promposals on National Promposal Day (March 11). The promposal has been around since 2001, though we only started celebrating it in 2016. We've been celebrating engagements for much longer. And good news—if that's more your style, there's National Proposal Day (March 20).

What's your favorite March holiday?

Are we missing your favorite March holiday?

If you don't see a holiday you love to celebrate here, head to our holiday submission page and let us know! Make sure you've compiled a bit of information about your holiday before you submit. Is it celebrated widely? Does it have a track record of media coverage? Let us know about any March holidays we should add!

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