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 85 March holidays.
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!