Fun Holidays in March To Celebrate – Holidays and Observances

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March is the start of Spring, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate with friends and family! But did you know that it’s also packed full of fun holidays? From National Puppy Day to Pi Day, there are plenty of unique and interesting ways to mark the month. Let’s take a closer look at some of these special holidays.

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From St. Patrick’s Day, Popcorn Lover’s Day, Puppy Day, and everything in between, March has plenty of holidays that everyone can join in on. We’ve compiled a list of some exciting (and often overlooked) days that offer a reason to celebrate.

So grab your friends and family and get ready, as there are plenty of fun things to do this month. Check out some of the highlights below.

Holidays to Celebrate in March

One of the most exciting days during the month of March is St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Get in the spirit by wearing green and sharing some yummy treats with your friends. You can also have a potluck dinner with traditional Irish dishes like corned beef and cabbage or whip up some green cocktails to get the party started!

International Women’s Day is another holiday this month that celebrates all women around the world. Show your appreciation for all the strong women in your life by sending them a card or a thoughtful gift.

If math is your thing—there’s a holiday for you too! Pi Day falls on March 14th each year because 3/14 corresponds with the first three digits in Pi (3.14). It’s celebrated in classrooms worldwide with activities such as pi recitation contests, pie-eating competitions, and various other fun activities.

Last but not least, don’t forget to celebrate the arrival of spring this month! Go for a nature walk or have a picnic in the park with your family. You could also plant some flowers or vegetables in your garden.

March Symbols

  • March’s Birthstone: Aquamarine and Bloodstone
  • March Flower of the month: Daffodil
  • Signs of the Zodiac: Pisces (Feb. 21 – Mar. 20) & Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)

Monthly Observances

  • National Craft Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month

All the Fun Days to Celebrate in March

DateHoliday
Mar 1Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
National Fruit Compote Day
Mar 2Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
National Banana Cream Pie Day
International Rescue Cat Day
Mar 3National Anthem Day
National Cold Cuts Day
National I Want You to be Happy Day
National Mulled Wine Day
National Soup it Forward Day
Mar 4National Marching Music Day
National Grammar Day
National Pound Cake Day
National Dance the Waltz Day
National Snack Day
Mar 5National Cheese Doodle Day
National Multiple Personality Day
National Potty Dance Day
Mar 6National Dress Day
National Dentist’s Day
National Frozen Food Day
National Oreo Cookie Day
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
Mar 7National Be Heard Day
National Cereal Day
Mar 8International Women’s Day
National Peanut Cluster Day
National Proofreading Day
Mar 9National Barbie Day
National Crab meat Day
National Get Over it Day
National Meatball Day
Mar 10National Mario Day
National Blueberry Popover Day
National Ranch Dressing Day
National Pack Your Lunch Day
Mar 11National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
National Worship of Tools Day
Mar 12National Girl Scout Day
National Plant a Flower Day
National Baked Scallops Day
Mar 13National Coconut Torte Day
National Earmuff Day
National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
National Good Samaritan Day
National Jewel Day
Mar 14National Pi Day
National Children’s Craft Day
National Potato Chip Day
National Learn About Butterflies Day
Science Education Day
Celebrate Scientists Day
Genius Day
Mar 15National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
National Peanut Lovers Day
National Shoe the World Day
Mar 16National Everything You Do Is Right Day
National Panda Day
Black Press Day
Mar 17St. Patrick’s Day
National Irish Food Day
Camp Fire Girls Day
Mar 18Awkward Moments Day
National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Sloppy Joe Day
Forgive Mom and Dad Day
Mar 19National Chocolate Caramel Day
National Let’s Laugh Day
Mar 20World Storytelling Day
National Ravioli Day
Alien Abduction Day
Bibliomania Day
French Language Day
International Day of Happiness
Mar 21National California Strawberry Day
National Common Courtesy Day
National Fragrance Day
National French Bread Day
National Single Parent Day
National Countdown Day
National Flower Day
National Teenager Day
World Poetry Day
Mar 22National Goof Off Day
World Water Day
As Young as You Feel Day
National Sing-Out Day
Mar 23National Puppy Day
Cuddly Kitten Day
National Chip and Dip Day
National Melba Toast Day
Mar 24National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
National Cocktail Day
Mar 25International Waffle Day
National Tolkien Reading Day
Mar 26National Purple Day
National Nougat Day
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
Mar 27National Joe Day
National Spanish Paella Day
Mar 28National Something on a Stick Day
National Black Forest Cake Day
Children’s Picture Book Day
Eat an Eskimo Pie Day
National Hot Tub Day
Mar 29National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
Mar 30National Take a Walk in the Park Day
National Pencil Day
National Turkey Neck Soup Day
Mar 31National Crayon Day

Moving National Days of March

  • Namesake Day – 1st Sunday
  • Fun Facts About Names Day (Monday of first full Week)
  • Peace Corps Day (1st Tuesday)
  • Unique Names Day (Tuesday of first full week)
  • Stop Bad Service Day (1st Wednesday)
  • Name tag Day (Wednesday of first full week)
  • Learn What Your Name Means Day (Wednesday of first full week)
  • National Hospitalist Day (1st Thursday)
  • National Employee Appreciation Day (1st Friday)
  • National Day of Unplugging (1st Friday)
  • National Dress in Blue Day (1st Friday)
  • Check your Batteries Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • Commonwealth Day (2nd Monday)
  • National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day – (2nd Wednesday)
  • Popcorn Lovers Day (2nd Thursday)
  • World Kidney Day (2nd Thursday)
  • World Sleep Day (Friday of the second full week)
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins – (2nd Sunday in March)
  • National Napping Day (The day after Daylight Savings Time Begins)
  • Act Happy Day (3rd Monday)
  • National Social Work Day (3rd Tuesday)
  • First Day of Spring ( date changes each year. March 20 in 2023)
  • Great American Meat Out Day (1st Day of Spring)
  • Snowman Burning Day (1st Day of Spring)
  • National Farm Rescuer Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Companies that Care Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Oranges and Lemons Day (3rd Thursday)
  • National Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day (3rd Friday)
  • National Quilting Day (3rd Saturday)
  • National Corn Dog Day (3rd Saturday)
  • Maple Syrup Saturday (3rd Saturday)
  • Neighbor Day (last Sunday)
  • National Little Red Wagon Day (last Wednesday)
  • Brothers and Sisters Day (last Saturday)
  • Mardi Gras (The Tuesday before the start of Lent. February 21 in 2023)
  • Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day  (The day before Ash Wednesday. February 21 in 2023)
  • Ash Wednesday (46 days before Easter. February 22 in 2023)
  • Easter (always on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. April 9 in 2023)

March Printables & Activities

We have lots of crafts, printables, and word search pages perfect for the month of March. Great for anyone who needs some me-time, and the kids will enjoy them too.

So there you have it! You now have lots of unique and fun days to celebrate during the month of March. What March Holidays will you be celebrating??

Monthly Holidays and Observances Lists

Every month has plenty of holidays and observances to celebrate with your family.  See all our monthly lists: