March National Days – Spring – Peanut Butter – St. Patrick’s Day – Puppies and More

March is such a fun month to celebrate! Spring is finally here and St. Patrick’s Day gives us lots of reasons to party. If you are looking for March national days to enjoy, this monthly calendar breaks down the month of March into a day by day account of the national days that happen this month.  There are lots of fun national days to celebrate in March. Check them all out at Always the Holidays

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

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.  

In the USA, March is National Nutrition Month, Music in our Schools Month and National Celery Month, among others. Birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone, the flower is the daffodil and the zodiac sign is Pisces up to March 20 and Aries after that date.

National Days of March

The calendar below lists the National Days of March, day by day. Some of these topics have links to pages on my site where you can find more information about that fun national day.

I add to this page often with new links and interesting facts about your favorite national days. The page is a work in progress, so be sure to check often to see what’s new this month.March calendar

Even though spring starts in March, there is a lot more 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.

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 Dr. Seuss Day – Also known as Read Across America Day
  • National Speech and Debate Education Day
  • Finisher’s Medal Day – 1st Sunday
  • Namesake Day – 1st Sunday

March 2

  • National Old Stuff Day
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • International Rescue Cat Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day (Monday of first full Week)

March 3

  • Canadian Bacon Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • National Cold Cuts Day
  • National I Want You to be Happy Day
  • National Mulled Wine Day 
  • National Soup it Forward Day
  • 33 Flavors Day
  • Peach Blossom Day
  • Peace Corps Day (1st Tuesday)
  • Unique Names Day (Tuesday of first full week)

National days in early March

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
  • Marching Music Day
  • National Snack Day
  • Stop Bad Service Day (1st Wednesday)
  • Name tag Day (Wednesday of first full week)

March 5

  • National Absinthe Day
  • National Cheese Doodle Day
  • National Multiple Personality Day
  • National Potty Dance Day
  • Cinco de Marcho
  • National Hospitalist Day (1st Thursday)

March 6

  • National Dress Day
  • National Dentist’s Day
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day 
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Alamo Day
  • National Employee Appreciation Day – (1st Friday)
  • National Day of Unplugging – 1st Friday
  • National Employee Appreciation Day – 1st Friday
  • National Salesperson Day – 1st Friday
  • National Dress in Blue Day – 1st Friday
  • Middle Name Pride Day (Friday of First Full Week)

March 7

  • National Be Heard Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • National Crown of Roast Pork Day 
  • Discover What your Name Means Day
  • Genealogy Day (Saturday of first full week)

March 8

  • World Kidney Day
  • International Women’s Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • National Oregon Day
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • National be Nasty Day (not one I would want to celebrate!)
  • National Preschoolers Day
  • Daylight Savings Time – (2nd Sunday)
  • Check your Batteries Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • Daylight Savings Begins – (Changes each year)

National Days of early March

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
  • National Napping Day (Day after Daylight Savings Begins)
  • Commonwealth Day (2nd Monday)

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

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
  • National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day  (Second Wednesday)

March 12

  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • National Baked Scallops Day
  • National Alfred Hitchcock Day  
  • Organize your Home office Day
  • Popcorn Lovers Day (second Thursday)

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
  • Donald Duck Day
  • National Day of unplugging (2nd Friday)
  • World Sleep Day (Friday of the second full week)

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 
  • World Kidney Day

March National Days

March 15

  • True Confessions Day
  • Ides of March
  • National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
  • National Peanut Lovers Day
  • National Pears Helene Day
  • National Shoe the World Day
  • National Kansas Day
  • Dumbstruck Day
  • international Day Against Police Brutality
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National Days for the Second Half of March

The month is half way done. Have you found a national day to celebrate yet?  Don’t give up. We have lots more fun in store. How about National California strawberry day or National Puppy Day? March National Days include National Puppy Day, National Red Wagon Day and so many more.

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
  • Everything You do is Right Day
  • International Sports Car Racing Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • freedom of Information Day
  • Act Happy Day (3rd Monday)
  • National Wellderly Day (3rd Monday)

March 17

  • National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • National Irish Food Day
  • Camp Fire Girl’s Day
  • Doctor Patient Trust Day
  • National Buzzard Day
  • National Social Work Day (3rd Tuesday)

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
  • National Kick Butts Day (Changes every year)

March 19

  • National Certified Nurses Day
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Let’s Laugh Day
  • National Poultry Day
  • Client Day
  • First Day of Spring (Changes each Year)
  • Great American Meat out Day (First Day of Spring)
  • Snowman Burning Day (First Day of Spring)
  • National Proposal Day (First Day of spring as well as 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)

National Days of late March

March 20

  • National Kiss Your Fiance 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
  • National Preschool Teachers Appreciation Day (3rd Friday)

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 Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • National Quilting Day (3rd Saturday)
  • National Corn Dog Day (3rd Saturday)
  • Maple Syrup Saturday (3rd Saturday)

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
  • National Ag Day (Changes each Year)
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Day – 4th Tuesday
  • National American Diabetes Association Alert Day – (4th Tuesday)

March 25

  • National Lobster Newburg Day
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • International Waffle Day
  • National Tolkien Reading Day
  • National Little Red Wagon Day (Last Wednesday)
  • Manatee Appreciation Day (Last Wednesday)

National Days of late March

March 26

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

March 27

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
  • Brothers and Sisters Day (Last Saturday)

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
  • Neighbor Day (Last Sunday)

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
  • National Equal Pay Day (Changes Annually)

Just for the foodies!

If you are a foodie, I have some special National Day Calendars just for you.

Each month has its own list of Foodie National days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other foodie National Day Calendars that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

More to come later!

National Days Calendar Printables

If you like to plan ahead, be sure to check out my monthly printable calendars. Each one features one National Day that I have featured. It’s great for planning craft projects, recipes and outdoor activities to honor the special days.

For all my National Days Calendar printables check out these pages:

2021 calendars to come soon!

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 calendars here:

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