March Holidays

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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. 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! Mark down some of these standouts:

FOOD: Did you know the Oreo was invented in 1912—and it's been America's best-selling cookie ever since? That's why we celebrate National Oreo Day (March 6)!

DRINK: There are also March holidays for some of America's other staples, namely National Pancake Day (March 7), International Waffle Day (March 25), and National Potato Chip Day (March 14).

PET HOLIDAYS: Sorry Mars, our March calendar is laying the cat/dog feud to rest for one month. There are national days for both the cat and dog lovers in our lives—on March 28, we show our cats a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Respect Your Cat Day, and on the 23rd we celebrate National Puppy Day!

RELATIONSHIPS: The promposal has only been around since 2001, but we only started celebrating it in 2016. That means there's a lot of catching up to do! Celebrate National Promposal Day on March 11. If you're ready to get engaged for real—never fear, there's a March holiday for you too with National Proposal Day (March 20).

CAUSES: 27+ countries will come together to celebrate one of the most important holidays in March: observed since the 1990's, it's International Women's Day (March 8)! We also celebrate Red Nose Day (March 24) and National Read Across America Day (March 2).

Find a complete list of March holidays below, and happy celebrating!

We have 50 holidays listed for March.

I love peanut butter. You love peanut butter. We are peanut butter lovers. While National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is ...
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March 2 is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate our favorite activity! The day was established by ...
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Want to see the Black Rhino off the endangered species list? Let’s do it together ...
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March 4 is the only day on the calendar that’s also a military command — march forth! — so it’s ...
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On March 4, we let our inner nerd out for National Grammar Day! The day was established in 2008 by ...
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On National Absinthe Day, observed each year on March 5, we celebrate the drink known as “the green fairy.” Absinthe ...
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On National Dress Day, we celebrate the most versatile and fun article of clothing there is — the dress! Fashion ...
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On March 6, we celebrate subzero sustenance with National Frozen Food Day. The day was established by President Ronald Reagan ...
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On National Oreo Cookie Day (March 6) we celebrate America’s number one cookie. With crisp chocolate cookies and creamy filling, ...
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March 6 is National Dentist’s Day, a day to celebrate the men and women who keep our chompers chomping, our ...
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Celebrated March 7, National Be Heard Day is observed across the country by small businesses... plus the 150 million people ...
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Pancakes. Does the mere mention of the word send your taste buds into overdrive? If so, National Pancake Day is ...
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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day ...
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National Proofreading Day, celebrated each year on March 8, is a day to promote error-free writing. We all make typos, ...
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Do you have multiple cell phones? Constantly Snapchatting every move and find it hard to get through a meaningful conversation ...
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Throw on some Aqua — March 9 is National Barbie Day! In 1959, an 11-inch tall bombshell made her debut ...
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Meatballs are probably a gift from the Heavens—there are early recipes for meatballs are found in ancient Chinese, Arabic and ...
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Remember the good ol’ days when your mom used to pack you lunch in elementary school? You’d trade kids for ...
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Get out your hot glue gun, because it’s National Promposal Day on March 11! The promposal, the act of asking ...
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Steel your resolve. Dieters, beware! There are Girl Scouts everywhere, and they’re all trying to sell you kryptonite … aka, ...
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Are you excited for National K9 Veterans Day this March 13, or are we barking up the wrong tree? Our ...
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We’re yawning as we write this. That’s not a joke; we’re tired. We think a nap would probably help us ...
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3.14159265359.... need we go on? Celebrated on March 14 each (yes, that's 3-14), Pi Day not only commemorates a very ...
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America’s #1 snack food, potato chips, is recognized on Mar. 14 annually. Potato chips are thin slices of potato either ...
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Beware the Ides of March! Why, you ask? On March 15 (“ides” roughly corresponds to 15) in 44 BC, Julius ...
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March 16 is National Artichoke Hearts Day, a day to celebrate and chow down on these nutritious, delicious plants. Artichokes ...
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While the jury's still out on knowing exactly who invented the corn dog, one thing is certain: It's about as ...
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We’re giving you the green light to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March 17! We know you’ve commemorated this holiday ...
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Remember that time you enthusiastically waved at your friend, but soon realized that they were a complete stranger? What about ...
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If you’re happy and you know it, take a look here to find out how to spread it on International ...
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The Spring Equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, is one of the four solar festivals of the year. The ...
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If you’re looking for a sign, this is it. Get ready to get engaged this March 20, because it’s National ...
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With ever-busy lives, we often forget that simple things can make a difference.  National Common Courtesy Day is a great way ...
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Rhyming or not, poems can cause you to think, laugh, and even cry. Learn all about them for World Poetry ...
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Get ready to kick some butts this March 21! We’re not talking about beating people up — we want you ...
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Bueller … Bueller? What does everyone’s favorite All-American movie hero and your little sister have in common? They both like ...
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Water is the building block of life. Here in the United States, it’s easy to take water for granted — ...
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With today’s technology, it’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t know what the weather was going to be ...
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Prepare yourselves for an overdose of cuteness, because March 23rd is National Puppy Day! Established in 2006, National Puppy Day ...
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World Tuberculosis Day was created by the World Health Organization to spread knowledge and awareness of tuberculosis, an infectious disease ...
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Every year on March 24, the United States pays tribute to one of the all-time classic sandwiches – the cheesesteak ...
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Get your red nose at the ready, March 24 is Red Nose Day! This special holiday got its start in ...
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International Waffle Day was first celebrated in Sweden, and soon spread like batter tall over the world. It started as ...
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Do you remember this song? “I’m Popeye the sailor man (toot toot); I live in a garbage can!” What does ...
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Paella is a delicious dish which deserves its own holiday, so on March 27 we celebrate National Spanish Paella Day ...
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Did you know today is Respect Your Cat Day? It's the day to celebrate you and your feline bestie! Your ...
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Batter up! In 2018, Major League Baseball celebrates Opening Day on March 29. Every year on this day, thousands of ...
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Our economy couldn’t run without small mom and pop businesses. They create economic growth and provide almost 70% of all ...
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Today is National Doctors' Day (March 30), an annual observance aimed at appreciating physicians who help save our lives everywhere ...
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We're fortunate enough to have access to the most powerful computers to date, but what would you do if you ...
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