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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Holidays and Activities

Listed below are interesting holidays, celebrations, important dates, and events for March. Icons indicate an activity from one of Toolbox Training’s 100 Activities series of books. Hover over the icon for specific references to exact activities.

You can also click on links for additional information on dates. Many of these connect directly to activities on the Toolbox Training blog, but some are off-site links.


Share a Smile Day

Pig Day

Elves’ Day

Day of the Seal (International)

Mechanic's Day

Yellowstone National Park Anniversary


Children’s author Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)'s Birthday (1904)

Read Across America Day

Sales Person day

Banana Cream Pie Day

Old Stuff Day

Pyramid Day

Babysitter Safety Day


Inventor Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday (1847)

National Anthem Day (Star Spangled Banner adopted by Congress as the national anthem in 1931)

I Want You to Be Happy Day

Hinamatsuri (Japanese Doll Festival)

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

Peach Blossom Day


First Meeting of Congress NYC (1789)

Pound Cake Day


Say Hi To Mom Day

Mother-in -Law Day

Cheese Doodle Day


Artist Michelangelo’s Birthday (1475)

Alamo Day (1836; end of the Battle of the Alamo)

Oreo Cookies Day first sold (1912)

Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Birthday (1806)

Dentist's Day

Frozen Food Day


Peace Corps Day

Telephone patented (1876)

Cereal Day


Working Women’s Day (International)

Middle Name Pride Day

Be Nasty Day

Aunt's Day


Debut of Barbie doll (1959) at New York International American Toy Fair

Genealogy Day

Employee Appreciation Day

Panic Day


Activist Harriet Tubman's Death (1913; birthdate unknown)

Salvation Army founded (1880)

Paper Money Day (first paper money issued in US in 1862)


Anti-Drugs Day

Flower Show Day

Worship of Tools Day

Arts Advocacy Day


Girl Scouts Day

Department Store Day


Good Samaritan Involvement Day

Planet Uranus discovered (1781)

Ear Muff Day

Jewel Day

Open an Umbrella Indoors Day


Preschoolers Day

Genius Day/Albert Einstein's Birthday (1879)

Potato Chip Day

Baseball cap invented (1860)

Save a Spider Day

Learn about Butterflies Day

Cotton gin patented (1794)


Ides of March

President Andrew Jackson’s Birthday (1767)

Pasta Days (15 and 16)

Everything You Think is Wrong Day

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

Dumbstruck Day


Everything You Do Is Right Day

Freedom of Information Day

Pasta Days (15 and 16)


Saint Patrick's Day

Camp Fire Boys And Girls Founder's Day

Submarine Day

Rubber Band Invented (1845)


First walk in Space (1965)

Forgive Mom and Dad Day

Grandparents and Grandchildren Day

Quilting Day

Supreme Sacrifice Day


Chocolate Caramel Day

Poultry Day


First Day of Spring (Vernal equinox)

Children's Day

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood children’s TV icon Fred Rogers’ Birthday (1928)

Pizza Day

Sesame Street's Big Bird’s Birthday

Smile Rejuvenation Day

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

Proposal Day


Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day

Single Parent's Day

Teenagers Day

World Puppet Day

Children's Poetry Day

Memory Day

Agriculture Day

Astrology Day (International)


Goof Off Day

Star Trek TV character James T. Kirk's Birthday (2233)

As Young As You Feel Day

Sing Out Day

World Day for Water


Liberty Day

Cuddly Kitten Day

Elevator Day

World Meteorological Day

Chip and Dip Day

Toast Day


Family Day

Magician Harry Houdini's Birthday (1874)

Chocolate Covered Raisin Day


First Pancakes made in New York City (1882)

Pecan Day

Waffle Day


Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Spinach Festival

Motion picture machine patented (1895)


Photography Day

"Joe" Day (everyone who dislikes their names can be called Joe on this day)

Education and Sharing Day


Eiffel Tower Anniversary (inaugurated in 1889)

Something on a Stick Day


Love Your Children Day

Pitchers Day


Artist Vincent van Gogh’s Birthday (1853)

Hot Dog Day

Doctor's Day

I am in Control Day

Take a Walk in the Park Day

Pencil with eraser patented (1858)

Alaska purchased from Russia for 7.2 million (1867)


Tater Day

Orange and Lemons Day

Floating Holidays:

World Day of Prayer (first Friday)

Ash Wednesday –3/1/06, 2/21/07, 2/6/08 (46 days before Easter).

Palm Sunday – 4/9/06, 4/1/07, 3/16/08 (1 week before Easter)

Good Friday – 4/14/06, 4/6/07, 3/21/08 (Friday before Easter)

Easter – 4/16/06, 4/8/07, 3/23/08 (1st Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox). Click here to find actual dates for Easter for specific years. No Homework Day (last Friday)

Specialty Weeks:

1st week:
Autograph Collecting Week
Detect a leak week (conserve water)
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week
Foreign Language Week
Newspapers in Schools Week
School Breakfast Week (1st full week)
Volunteers of America Week
Write a Letter of Appreciation Week

2nd week:
Aardvark Week
Bubble Gum Week
Camp Fire Boys and Girls Week
Education Advocacy Week
Girl Scout Week
Procrastination Week
Professional Pet Sitters Week
Save Your Vision Week
Universal Women's Week

3rd week:
Anonymous Giving Week
Art week
Bubble Week
Crochet Week
Goof Off Week (International)
Poison Prevention Week
Schools Library Media Center Week
Wildlife Week

4th week:
Agriculture Week (falls in first week that includes March 21)
Art Week
Chocolate Week
Cleaning Week
Sleep Awareness week

Specialty Months:

Academy Awards Month
American Red Cross Month
Baby Month
Craft Month
Deaf History Month
Ethics Awareness Month
Frozen Food Month
Help Someone See Month
Humor Month
Irish American Month
Kite Month
Listening Awareness Month (International)
Mental Retardation Awareness Month
Music in Our Schools Month
Noodle Month
Nutrition Month
Optimism Month
Parents without Partners Founder's Month
Peanut Month
Pets Are Wonderful Month
Play the Recorder Month
Poetry Month
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Preschool Education Month
Save Your Vision Month
Social Worker Month
Spring Month
Stress Awareness Month
Umbrella Month
Women's History Month
Youth Art Month

Check out other months
or return to activity calendar page.

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