Holidays in March

When I think of holidays in March, I think of St. Patrick's Day. Must be the Irish in me!

But other holidays are cause for celebration as well. Like National Anthem Day! Sing it! Share it! Remind others that this song represents our liberties and pride in what America stands for.

You can also celebrate wildlife, employees, and James Madison! What a great month!

So, let me remind you that the birthstones for March are Aquamarine and Bloodstone while the flower is the Daffodil.

And let me leave you with a famous Irish blessing:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand.

Spring Poems

March 1

National Pig Day

March 2

Texas Independence Day

March 3

National Anthem Day

March 6

Alamo Day
- Read this account (written in 1860) by Captain R.M. Potter who lived near the Alamo. It gives details of the events leading up to and including the historical battle of March 6, 1836.

March 8

International Women’s Day

March 10

Harriet Tubman Day

March 12

Girl Scout Day

March 14

Pi Day - (as in the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter; Pi = 3.1415926535…)

March 16

Freedom of Information Day

Liberty Day

March 17

Camp Fire Boys & Girls Founders Day

St. Patrick's Day
- Irish Blessings & Poems
- Oh Danny Boy

March 20

National Agriculture Day

March 25

Maryland Day - The first English settlers landed in the Province of Maryland on this day in 1634.

March 26

Prince Kuhio Day – Honors Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole, one of Hawaii’s best known leaders.

March 30

National Doctor’s Day

More Holidays in March

Read Across America - on or near March 2nd, celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss and motivating children to read.

Employee Appreciation Day - the first Friday in March

Weekly Holidays in March, Celebrations, Events

Save Your Vision Week - first week in March

Girl Scout Week - Celebrated each March during the week that contains the 12th. It begins on Girl Scout Sunday and ends on Girl Scout Sabbath (Saturday).

National Poison Prevention Week - third week in March

Monthly Holidays in March, Celebrations, Events

Irish-American Heritage Month

Red Cross Month

Women’s History Month

Notable March Dates

March 1, 1803 - Ohio, a part of the Northwest Territory, became our nation’s 17th state.

March 1, 1867 - Nebraska became the 37th state.

March 3, 1845 - Florida was admitted to the Union as the 27th state.

March 3, 1931 – On this date, a congressional resolution made The Star-Spangled Banner our National Anthem.

March 4, 1791 – An area claimed by New York as well as New Hampshire, Vermont became our 14th state.

March 4, 1789 – On this date, our United States Constitution took effect. Read the Preamble to the Constitution.

March 5, 1770 - In Boston, Massachusetts, British soldiers fired on colonists who were protesting the imposition of taxes on the colonies without representation. Several colonists were killed and this became known as the Boston Massacre.

March 5, 1963 - Country music star Patsy Cline died in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee. She was known for such songs as Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet Dreams (Of You), Crazy, and I Fall to Pieces.

March 9, 1959 – The Barbie Doll made her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on this date.

March 14, 1794 – The cotton gin was patented on this date by Eli Whitney.

March 14, 1879 - Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, was born on this day in Wurttemberg, Germany.

March 15, 1820 – Once belonging to Massachusetts, Maine became the 23rd state.

March 16, 1751 – American politician, philosopher, and President of the United States, James Madison, was born on this date in Port Conway, Virginia.

March 17, 1919 – The birth of American musician and singer Nat “King” Cole.

March 23, 1775 - Patrick Henry gave his famous Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech in Virginia.

March 24, 1888 - Coca Cola was incorporated.

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