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What Are the March National Days? – Find Out With This Handy List!

If you are looking for March national days to enjoy, this monthly list breaks down the month of March into a day by day account of the national days that happen this month.

March is such a fun month to celebrate! Spring is finally here and holidays like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day give us lots of reasons to party.

This page gives a quick look at the month so that you can honor the day with food, activities and decor ideas.

Lilies in a jar of water and words on a pad reading Hello March!!

Learning about the month of March

Learn more about March by brushing on these fun facts:

March is the third month of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring comes this month but in the Southern Hemisphere, it is actually the beginning of autumn.

The name of the month comes from Mars, the Roman god of war. Martius was also the first month of the earliest Roman Calendar.

Birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone. The flower for the month of March is the daffodil.

If you enjoy Chinese zodiac signs, the sign is Pisces up to March 20 and Aries after that date.

Green folded ribbon with words March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.

March national monthly lists

It is not just days that are celebrated, this month also has several associations with events, foods and much more.

In the USA, March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, National Nutrition Month, Music in our Schools Month and National Celery Month, among others.

Here are a few other national observances this month:

  • National Women’s History Month
  • National Craft Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Sauce Month
  • National Athletic Training Month
  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • National Breast Implant Awareness Month
  • National Umbrella Month
  • National Cheerleading Safety Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March national days

The list below shows the national days of March, day by day. Some of these topics have links to pages on the site where you can find more information about that fun national day.

We add to this page often with new links and interesting facts about your favorite national days.Calendar of March with tulips and box with ribbon.

Even though spring starts in March, and St. Patrick’s Day is a celebrated on March 17, there are many more days to celebrate this month.

From National Peanut Butter Lover’s day on March 1 to National Little Red Wagon Day in the last week of the month, each day holds a lot of fun in store for you.

Be sure to spread the word by using the hashtag #celebratenationaldays or #NationalDays on social media.

Daffodils, peanut butter and bloodstone in a collage with words March National Days.

Grab a cup of coffee and settle down to see what this month has to celebrate.

March 1

  • National Dadgum That’s Good Day
  • National Fruit Compote Day
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  • National Pig Day
  • National Speech and Debate Education Day
  • Zero Discrimination Day

March 2

March 3

Toy soldiers, pound cake and Canadian bacon in a collage.

March 4

  • Toy Soldier Day
  • National Marching Music Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Hug a G.I. Day
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • Benjamin Harrison Day
  • Courageous Follower Day
  • National Dance the Waltz Day
  • National Snack Day

March 5

  • National Absinthe Day
  • National Cheese Doodle Day
  • National Multiple Personality Day
  • National Potty Dance Day
  • Cinco de Marcho

March 6

  • National Dress Day
  • National Dentist’s Day
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Alamo Day

March 7

  • National Be Heard Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • National Crown of Roast Pork Day
  • Discover What your Name Means Day

March 8

  • International Women’s Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • National Oregon Day
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • National be Nasty Day 
  • National Preschoolers Day

Rotary dial phone and healthy breakfast in a collage.

March 9

  • Amerigo Vespucci Day
  • National Barbie Day
  • National Crab meat Day
  • National Get Over it Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • Panic Day

March 10

  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Ranch Dressing Day
  • National Mario Day
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Skirt Day
  • Landline Telephone Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • US Paper Money Day

Green hat, gold coins, glasses of green drink and alcohol bottle with words March National Days.

March 11

  • National Johnny Appleseed Day
  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • National Promposal Day
  • National Worship of Tools Day
  • National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day
  • Debunking Day
  • Dream Day
  • Fill our Staplers Day
  • World Plumbing Day

March 12

  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • National Baked Scallops Day
  • National Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • Organize your Home office Day

March 13

  • National Coconut Torte Day
  • National Earmuff Day
  • National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
  • National Good Samaritan Day
  • National Jewel Day
  • National K9 Veterans Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • International Riesling Day
  • Donald Duck Day

March 14

  • National Learn About Butterflies Day
  • National Children’s Craft Day
  • National Pi Day
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • Science Education Day
  • Celebrate Scientists Day
  • Genius Day
  • Legal Assistance Day
  • Moth-er Day
  • International Ask a Question Day
  • National Save a Spider Day

Bowl of chicken noodle soup, ear muffs, planting a flowers and lady in butterfly house.

March 15

  • True Confessions Day
  • Ides of March
  • National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
  • National Peanut Lovers Day
  • National Pears Helene Day
  • National Espresso Martini Day
  • National Shoe the World Day
  • National Kansas Day
  • Dumbstruck Day
  • international Day Against Police Brutality
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Purple crocuses with words Hello March.

Additional national days of March that change each year

Some days of the year don’t have an exact date that they fall on in any given year. These days depend on the calendar for the current year.

Variable March national days in the first half of the month

  • Finisher’s Medal Day – 1st Sunday
  • 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)
  • National Hospitalist Day (1st Thursday)
  • National Employee Appreciation Day – (1st Friday)
  • National Day of Unplugging – (1st Friday)
  • National Salesperson Day – 1st Friday
  • National Dress in Blue Day – 1st Friday
  • Middle Name Pride Day (Friday of first full week)
  • Genealogy Day (Saturday of first full week)
  • 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 Begins – (2nd Sunday in March)
  • National Napping Day (day after Daylight Savings begins)
  • National Equal Pay Day (March 12, 2024 – Date changes each year) The census publishes the date for each year.

Woman in a blue coat, ring in a box for proposal and corn dogs on a plate.

National days in the second half of March

There are still many more national days to come. These national days happen later in month and their days change each year.

  • Act Happy Day (3rd Monday)
  • National Wellderly Day (3rd Monday)
  • National Social Work Day (3rd Tuesday)
  • First Day of Spring (March 19, 2024 – date changes each year)
  • International Nowruz Day (first day of spring)
  • Great American Meat out Day (first day of spring)
  • Snowman Burning Day (first day of spring)
  • National Proposal Day (first day of spring and the first day of fall)
  • National Farm Rescuer Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Companies that Care Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Oranges and Lemons Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Green Beer Day (Thursday before Miami University’s spring break each year)
  • National Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day (3rd Friday)
  • National Quilting Day (3rd Saturday)
  • National Corn Dog Day (3rd Saturday)
  • Maple Syrup Saturday (3rd Saturday)
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Day – 4th Tuesday
  • National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – (4th Tuesday)
  • Neighbor Day (last Sunday)
  • National Little Red Wagon Day (last Wednesday)
  • Manatee Appreciation Day (last Wednesday)
  • Brothers and Sisters Day (last Saturday)
  • National Ag Day (March 19, 2024 – date changes each year)
  • Easter – date changes each year – March 31 in 2024

March national days to come in the last two weeks

The month is half way done. Have you found a national day to celebrate yet? Don’t give up. There are plenty more to come.

March has a lot more fun in store. How about National California Strawberry Day or National Puppy Day? Both of these take place in the last part of March.

March national days feature puppies in a chair and a little red wagon.

March 16

  • National Artichoke Hearts Day
  • National Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • National Freedom of Information Day
  • National Panda Day
  • Black Press Day
  • Curlew Day
  • International Sports Car Racing Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • Freedom of Information Day

March 17

March 18

  • National Awkward Moments Day
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Sloppy Joe Day
  • National Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • Goddess of Fertility Day

March 19

  • National Certified Nurses Day
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Let’s Laugh Day
  • National Poultry Day
  • Client Day

March national days include California strawberries, caramel chocolate and plate of ravioli, all featured in a collage;

March 20

  • National Kiss Your Fiancé Day
  • National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • National Ravioli Day
  • World Story Telling Day
  • Alien Abduction Day
  • Atheist Pride Day
  • Bibliomania Day
  • French Language Day
  • International Day of Happiness
  • National Bock Beer Day
  • Won’t You be my Neighbor Day
  • World Sparrow Day

March 21

  • National California Strawberry Day
  • National Common Courtesy Day
  • National Fragrance Day
  • National French Bread Day
  • National Single Parent Day
  • National Countdown Day
  • International Day of Forests
  • Memory Day
  • National Flower Day
  • National Teenager Day
  • World Vermouth Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • National Bavarian Crepes Day
  • National Goof Off Day
  • World Water Day
  • As Young as You Feel Day
  • National Sing Out Day
  • National West Virginia Day

March 23

  • National Chia Day
  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • National Near Miss Day
  • National Melba Toast Day
  • Cuddly Kitten Day
  • OK Day
  • National Puppy Day (Normally held on March 23 but celebrated on a Friday or Monday if it falls on a weekend)

March 24

  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
  • Flatmate’s Day
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • International Day for Achievers
  • National Cocktail Day

March 25

March 26

  • National Purple Day
  • National Nougat Day
  • National Spinach Day
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Legal Assistants Day

March 27

Collage with medal of honor, kitten, cocktail and pencils with text reading Celebrating March National Days.

March 28

  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • National Something on a Stick Day
  • National Weed Appreciation Day
  • Children’s Picture Book Day
  • National Triglycerides Day
  • Eat an Eskimo Pie Day
  • National Hot Tub Day
  • Respect Your Cat Day

March 29

  • Texas Love The Children Day
  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day
  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • Smoke and Mirrors Day
  • National Nevada Day
  • No Homework Day

March 30

  • National Doctors Day
  • National I Am in Control Day
  • National Pencil Day
  • National Take a Walk in the Park Day
  • National Turkey Neck Soup Day
  • National Virtual Vacation Day
  • Grass is always browner on the other side of the fence day
  • World Bipolar Day

March 31

  • National Bunsen Burner Day
  • National Clams on the Half Shell Day
  • National Crayon Day
  • National Prom Day
  • National Tater Day
  • National Farm Workers Day
  • Dance Marathon Day
  • National “She’s Funny That Way Day”
  • World Backup Day
  • Trans Day of Visibility

Just for the foodies – food inspired March national days!

If you are a foodie, we have some special national day food pages just for you.Nougat, Spanish paella, and waffles collage with text Food Days in March.
Each month has its own list of foodie national days and each month celebrates different food holidays.

Here are some other foodie national day lists that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

Printable word search puzzles

Do you enjoy doing word puzzles? Be sure to check out our monthly word search printables. See if you can find your favorite national days in them.

You can print them out and use them to relax. The kids will love to do them too.

Calendar with words Free Word Search Puzzles for all the national days.

For all the national days word search printables check out these pages:

We also have holiday themed word puzzles. Check out this St. Patrick’s Day word search and word scramble printable for March 17th. 

Monthly national day lists

There are over 2000 national days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate. Get all the monthly lists here:

Flowers and a sign with pens that says March National Days.

Pin this list of March national days for later

Would you like a reminder of these national days to celebrate in March? Just pin this image to one of your boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.March block calendar and flowers with words List of National Days.

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in March of 2018. I have updated the post to add all new photos, more information about March, a planning calendar, and a video for you to enjoy.

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National Days of March Planner

Daffodil in snow with words reading Hello March!

Print out this planner to accompany the March calendar with holidays, and fill it in with your favorite national days in March . It's a great way to keep track and plan for the whole month.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Computer paper, card stock or glossy photo paper


  • computer printer


  1. Load your computer paper, heavy cardstock or glossy photo paper into your printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and "fit to page" in your settings if possible.
  3. Print the planner and fill in your favorite national days.
  4. Start planning!
  5. Using this print function on this card will print a calendar that fills about 1/2 - 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.
  6. To fill the entire page, choose 125% or "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting,


Calendar Planner with St Patricks Day, Nutrition and words March to do list.

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