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 79 March holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Mar. 1

National Peanut Butter Lover's DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 2

National Read Across America DayFunU.S.

Mar. 3

National If Pets Had Thumbs DayPetsU.S.

Mar. 3

World Wildlife DayEnvironmentalWorld

Mar. 4

National Grammar DayEducation, FunU.S.

Mar. 4

National Hug a G.I. DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 5

National Absinthe DayDrinkingU.K.

Mar. 6

National Dentist's DayCareer, HealthU.S.

Mar. 6

National Dress DayFashionU.S.

Mar. 6

National Frozen Food DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 6

National Oreo Cookie DayBrand, FoodU.S.

Mar. 7

National Be Heard DayCauseU.S.

Mar. 7

National Cereal DayFood, HealthU.S.

Mar. 8

International Women's DayCause, InternationalWorld

Mar. 8

National Day of UnpluggingCauseU.S.

Mar. 8

National Proofreading DayFunU.S.

Mar. 9

National Barbie DayBrandU.S.

Mar. 9

National Meatball DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 10

National Landline Telephone DayFunU.S.

Mar. 10

National Pack Your Lunch DayFood, FunU.S.

Mar. 11

National Promposal DayFunU.S.

Mar. 12

National Girl Scout DayFunU.S.

Mar. 12

National Napping DayFunU.S.

Mar. 13

National K9 Veterans DayCause, PetsU.S.

Mar. 14

National Pi DayFunU.S.

Mar. 14

National Potato Chip DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 15

Ides of MarchRelationshipsWorld

Mar. 16

National Artichoke DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 17

National Corn Dog DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 17

St. Patrick's DayDrinkingWorld

Mar. 18

Awkward Moments DayFunU.S.

Mar. 18

National Biodiesel DayCause, Environmental, TechnologyU.S.

Mar. 19

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

Mar. 19

National Poultry DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 20

French Language DayEducationFrance

Mar. 20

International Day of HappinessCause, InternationalWorld

Mar. 20

National Proposal DayRelationshipsU.S.

Mar. 20

Spring EquinoxEnvironmentalWorld

Mar. 21

International Day of ForestsEnvironmental, InternationalWorld

Mar. 21

National Common Courtesy DayRelationshipsU.S.

Mar. 21

National Fragrance DayFashionU.S.

Mar. 21

National French Bread DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 21

National Kick Butts DayHealthU.S.

Mar. 21

World Down Syndrome DayHealthWorld

Mar. 21

World Poetry DayFun, InternationalWorld

Mar. 22

National Goof Off DayFunU.S.

Mar. 22

World Water DayEnvironmentalWorld

Mar. 23

National Puppy DayPetsU.S.

Mar. 23

World Meteorological DayCareerWorld

Mar. 24

National Cheesesteak DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 24

Red Nose DayCauseU.K.

Mar. 24

World Tuberculosis DayHealthWorld

Mar. 25

International Waffle DayFood, InternationalWorld

Mar. 26

National Spinach DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 27

National Spanish Paella DayFoodU.S.

Mar. 28

Respect Your Cat DayPetsU.S.

Mar. 29

Major League Baseball Opening DaySportsU.S.

Mar. 29

National Mom and Pop Business Owners DayCareerU.S.

Mar. 30

National Doctors' DayCareer, HealthU.S.

Mar. 31

World Backup DayTechnologyWorld

March

Irish-American Heritage MonthU.S.

March

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Caffeine Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Celery MonthFoodU.S.

March

National Cheerleading Safety MonthSportsU.S.

March

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Crafting MonthEducation, FunU.S.

March

National Flour MonthFoodU.S.

March

National Frozen Food MonthFoodU.S.

March

National Kidney MonthHealthU.S.

March

National Music in Our Schools MonthEducationU.S.

March

National Noodle MonthFoodU.S.

March

National Nutrition MonthFoodU.S.

March

National Peanut MonthFoodU.S.

March

National Sauce MonthFoodU.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.

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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