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A Full Calendar of All March Holidays and Observances in 2023

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March Holidays and Observances for 2023 That Give Us Every Excuse to Celebrate

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From the first signs of Spring to Daylight Savings, March is a month full of new beginnings. As the third month of the year, Mother Nature begins to show off her colors in lively blooms. And what better way to welcome the new season than to celebrate every single occasion possible, right?

St. Patrick’s Day may be one of the most popular celebrations during the month, but before you go decking everything out in green, consider this your reminder that March is jam packed with unique observances. From celebrating women’s history all month long to even having a full week dedicated to our favorite pastime of procrastination, there’s surely an excuse to make every day a holiday. No matter how big, small, silly or serious the day is, here’s a birds eye view of what March has to offer.

March Daily Holidays and Observances

  • March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, World Compliment Day, National Pig Day
  • March 2: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, National Read Across America Day, Old Stuff Day, World Teen Mental Wellness Day
  • March 3: National Anthem Day, National Mulled Wine Day, World Wildlife Day, National Day of Unplugging, Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 4:National Pound Cake Day
  • March 5: National Cheese Doodle Day
  • March 6:National Dentist’s Day
  • March 7:National Cereal Day, Flapjack Day
  • March 8: International Women’s Day
  • March 9:National Barbie Day, Get Over It Day, World Kidney Day
  • March 10:National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 11:National Johnny Appleseed Day, Promposal Day
  • March 12:Daylight Saving Time, National Girl Scout Day, Working Moms Day
  • March 13: National Napping Day, K9 Veterans Day, Good Samaritan Day
  • March 14:National Pi Day
  • March 15:The Ides of March
  • March 16:National Panda Day, Artichoke Day, Freedom of Information Day
  • March 17:St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 18:National Sloppy Joe Day, Awkward Moments Day, National Corn Dog Day
  • March 19: Certified Nurses Day, Let’s Laugh Day
  • March 20:First Day of Spring
  • March 21:National Common Courtesy Day, California Strawberry Day, French Bread Day, World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 22:National Goof Off Day, World Water Day
  • March 23:National Puppy Day, World Meteorological Day
  • March 24:National Cocktail Day, World Tuberculosis Day
  • March 25:National Tolkien Reading Day
  • March 26:Epilepsy Awareness Day, National Spinach Day
  • March 27:National Spanish Paella Day
  • March 28:National Black Forest Cake Day
  • March 29:Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, Manatee Appreciation Day
  • March 30:National Take a Walk in the Park Day, Doctors Day
  • March 31:National Prom Day, Crayon Day, Tater Day

March has two zodiac signs—Pisces ♓️ and Aries ♈️. If you were born between February 19 – March 20, you’re a Pisces, typically known for being empathic, artistic and dreamy. If you were born between March 21-April 19, you’re an Aries, typically known for a competitive, energetic, fearless spirit.

March Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • National Invest In Veterans Week (March 1-7)
  • International Women’s Week (Week of March 8)
  • Endometriosis Awareness Week (First full week of March)
  • National Procrastination Week (First two weeks in March. or whenever it’s convenient)
  • Read an E-Book Week (First full week of March)
  • Girl Scout Week (Week of March 12)
  • National Introverts Week (Third full week of March)
  • National Physicians Week (March 25-31)

March Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • National Women’s History Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Cheerleading Safety Month
  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Social Work Month

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A Full Calendar of All March Holidays and Observances in 2023

The start of spring and St. Patrick’s Day aren’t the only things to celebrate this month.

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March may be known for the start of spring and St.Patrick’s Day, but honestly, the month has so many other special days to offer. So while you’re decorating everything in green and getting the kids excited about outdoor activities, be sure to check out some other March holidays and observances this year.

We’ve taken the time to compile all the national, federal and quirky unofficial holidays that fall during the third month of the year. As you take a scroll through this list, you’ll find out what day Purim falls on this year, when you should prepare to acknowledge International Women’s Day, as well as monthly observances such as Women’s History Month (because inspiring and trailblazing women deserve to be acknowledged) and National Color Therapy Month.

This year, don’t let March babies have all the fun. Dive into this directory of a host of festivities that you can enjoy all month long.

March Holidays and Observances

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March 1

  • World Candle Day
  • World Compliment Day
  • World Music Therapy Day
  • World Seagrass Day
  • National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • Saint David’s Day
  • Self-Injury Awareness Day
  • Women’s History Month
  • World Music Therapy Day
  • Zero Discrimination Day
  • Baby Sleep Day
  • National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day
  • National Pig Day
  • National Wedding Planning Day
  • National Welsh Corgi Day
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Share a Smile Day

March 2

  • Texas Independence Day
  • World Teen Mental Wellness Day
  • Read Across America
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day

March 3

  • World Wildlife Day
  • World Birth Defects Day
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • World Hearing Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • Missouri Compromise
  • National Mulled Wine Day

March 4

  • National Grammar Day
  • National Hug a G.I. Day
  • World Obesity Day
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • National Snack Day

March 5

March 6

  • Casimir Pulaski Day
  • National Dress Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day
  • National Dentists Day
  • Purim
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • Dred Scott Case
  • World Tennis Day
  • National Frozen Food Day

March 7

  • Vermont Town Meeting Day
  • National Be Heard Day
  • World Plant Power Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • National Flapjack Day
  • Sock Monkey Day

March 8

  • National Proofreading Day
  • International Women’s Day
  • National Retro Video Game Day
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day

March 9

  • National Get Over It Day
  • National Popcorn Lover’s Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • World Kidney Day

March 10

  • Harriet Tubman Day
  • National Hug Your Dog Day
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day

March 11

March 12

  • National Girl Scout Day
  • Daylight Saving Time Starts
  • National Plant a Flower Day

March 13

  • National Good Samaritan Day
  • National K9 Veterans Day
  • National Napping Day

March 14

  • International Day of Mathematics
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • Pi Day
  • White Day

March 15

March 16

March 17

  • Evacuation Day
  • Saint Patrick’s Day
  • World Sleep Day

March 18

  • National Biodiesel Day
  • Awkward Moments Day

March 19

  • National Let’s Laugh Day
  • International Read to Me Day
  • St. Joseph’s Day

March 20

  • World Oral Health Day
  • French Language Day
  • National Kick Butts Day
  • National Proposal Day
  • Spring Equinox (Start of Spring)
  • International Day of Happiness

March 21

  • National Common Courtesy Day
  • National French Bread Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • National Fragrance Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Puppetry Day
  • World Social Work Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • International Day of Forests

March 22

  • First Day of Ramadan
  • World Water Day
  • National Goof Off Day

March 23

  • National Near Miss Day
  • National Tamale Day
  • National Puppy Day
  • World Meteorological Day

March 24

  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • National Cheesesteak Day

March 25

  • Maryland Day
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • International Waffle Day
  • Earth Hour

March 26

  • National Spinach Day
  • Prince Kuhio Day
  • Purple Day

March 27

March 28

March 29

  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day
  • National Smoke and Mirrors Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

March 30

  • National I am in Control Day
  • National Doctors’ Day

March 31

  • César Chávez Day
  • National Crayon Day
  • World Backup Day
  • Trans Day Of Visibility

Week-Long Observances

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, Girl Scout Week, National Aardvark Week, Women in Construction Week – March 5 to 11
  • Sea Week – March 5 to 13
  • American Chocolate Week, National Anonymous Giving Week – March 19 to 25:
  • National Introverts Week – March 20 to 26
  • National Tsunami Awareness Week – March 24 to 30

Month-Long Observances

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • Berries and Cherries Month
  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Dolphin Awareness Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Listening Awareness Month
  • Mad for Plaid Month
  • National Athletic Training Month
  • National Celery Month
  • National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
  • National Cheerleading Safety Month
  • National Color Therapy Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Crochet Month
  • National Deaf History Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Music in Our Schools Month
  • Women’s History Month