March holidays and observances to add to your 2024 calendar

After a bitterly cold winter, March offers a glimpse of warmer days ahead. As Robin Williams once quipped, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”

The spring equinox on March 19th heralds the arrival of a sunnier season.

It's also time to spring forward and adjust your clocks for the beginning of daylight savings on March 10th.

Beyond St. Patrick’s Day, March is full of creative holidays to lift you out of the cold weather blues.

As nature begins to bloom again, environment enthusiasts can celebrate with holidays like National Plant a Flower Day, National Agriculture Day, International Day of Forests, and National Learn About Butterflies Day.

March is also a busy month for animal lovers. World Wildlife Day is a great occasion to learn more about our furry, fanged, and winged friends, and nobody can resist the double-dose of cuteness on March 23rd, which marks both National Puppy Day and Cuddly Kitten Day.

Take a moment to focus on your wellbeing with mindful holidays like National Music Therapy Day, National Day of Unplugging, and World Teen Mental Wellness Day.

National Napping Day provides an excellent excuse to get some extra rest, and Take a Walk in the Park Day provides a perfect opportunity to get out and connect with nature.

March is also chock-full of food holidays, from National Peanut Butter Lover's Day on March 2nd to National Tater Day on the 31st.

If none of these holidays are tickling your fancy so far, March even has a day for that, too: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day on the 26th.

Below, a list of March holidays, observances and awareness days in 2024.

Daily holidays and observances in March 2024

March 1

  • Baby Sleep Day

  • Employee Appreciation Day

  • National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day

  • National Horse Protection Day

  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Day

  • National Pig Day

  • National Play Outside Day

  • National Wedding Planning Day

  • National Welsh Corgi Day

  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day

  • Share a Smile Day

  • World Compliment Day

  • World Music Therapy Day

  • World Seagrass Day

March 2

  • International Rescue Cat Day

  • National Banana Cream Pie Day

  • National Old Stuff Day

  • National Read Across America Day

  • World Teen Mental Wellness Day

March 3

  • National Anthem Day

  • National Day of Unplugging

  • National Mulled Wine Day

  • World Hearing Day

  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Marching Music Day

  • National Backcountry Ski Day

  • National Dance The Waltz Day

  • National Grammar Day

  • National Pound Cake Day

  • National Snack Day

  • National Sons Day

  • World Obesity Day

March 5

  • National Cheese Doodle Day

March 6

  • National Dentists Day

  • National Dress Day

  • National Frozen Food Day

  • National Oreo Cookie Day

  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

  • World Tennis Day

March 7

  • National Cereal Day

  • National Flapjack Day

  • Sock Monkey Day

March 8

  • Discover What Your Name Means Day

  • International Women’s Day

  • National Peanut Cluster Day

  • National Proofreading Day

  • National Retro Video Game Day

March 9

  • National American Paddlefish Day

  • National Barbie Day

  • National Get Over It Day

  • National Meatball Day

  • Popcorn Lover’s Day

March 10

  • Daylight Savings

  • Harriet Tubman Day

  • International Bagpipe Day

  • Middle Name Pride Day

  • National Dry Shampoo Day

  • National Mario Day

  • National Pack Your Lunch Day

  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  • Ramadan (begins at sundown)

  • Skirt Day

March 11

  • International Fanny Pack Day

  • National Johnny Appleseed Day

  • National Napping Day

  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

  • National Promposal Day

  • World Plumbing Day

March 12

  • Girl Scouts' Birthday

  • National Plant a Flower Day

  • National Working Moms Day

March 13

  • National Coconut Torte Day

  • National Earmuff Day

  • National Good Samaritan Day

  • National Jewel Day

  • National K9 Veterans Day

March 14

  • Celebrate Scientists Day

  • International Day of Mathematics

  • National Children’s Craft Day

  • National Equal Pay Day

  • National Learn About Butterflies Day

  • National Organize Your Home Office Day

  • National Pi Day

  • National Potato Chip Day

  • National Save a Spider Day

  • National Write Your Story Day

  • Science Education Day

  • World Kidney Day

March 15

  • Ides of March

  • World Sleep Day

March 16

  • National Artichoke Day

  • National Corn Dog Day

  • National Freedom of Information Day

  • National Panda Day

  • National Quilting Day

  • National Vaccination Day

March 17

  • National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

  • National Preschool Teacher Appreciation Day

  • St. Patrick’s Day

March 18

  • Global Recycling Day

  • International Sports Car Racing Day

  • National Awkward Moments Day

  • National Sloppy Joe Day

  • Save the Florida Panther Day

  • Transit Driver Appreciation Day

March 19

  • International Read to Me Day

  • National Agriculture Day

  • National Backyard Day

  • National Certified Nurses Day

  • National Chocolate Caramel Day

  • National Let’s Laugh Day

  • National Poultry Day

  • Spring Equinox

March 20

  • International Day of Happiness

  • National Proposal Day

  • National Quilting Day

  • National Ravioli Day

  • Spring Equinox

  • World Flour Day

  • World Oral Health Day

  • World Storytelling Day

March 21

  • International Color Day

  • International Day of Forests

  • National Common Courtesy Day

  • National Crunchy Taco Day

  • National Fragrance Day

  • National French Bread Day

  • National Healthy Fats Day

  • National Memory Day

  • National Renewable Energy Day

  • National Rosie The Riveter Day

  • National Single Parent Day

  • World Down Syndrome Day

  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • American Red Cross Giving Day

  • International Day of the Seal

  • International Talk Like William Shatner Day

  • National Goof Off Day

  • World Water Day

March 23

  • Cuddly Kitten Day

  • National Chia Day

  • National Chip and Dip Day

  • National Puppy Day

  • National Tamale Day

  • Purim

  • World Meteorological Day

March 24

  • National Cheesesteak Day

  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

  • National Cocktail Day

  • Palm Sunday

  • World Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Holi

  • Tolkien Reading Day

  • Waffle Day

  • Walk in the Sand Day

March 26

  • Epilepsy Awareness Day

  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

  • National Spinach Day

  • Solitude Day

  • Wear a Hat Day

March 27

  • Manatee Appreciation Day

  • National Scribble Day

  • National Spanish Paella Day

  • World Theatre Day

March 28

  • National Black Forest Cake Day

  • National Hot Tub Day

  • National Something on a Stick Day

  • Respect Your Cat Day

March 29

  • Good Friday

  • International Mermaid Day

  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

  • National Pita Day

  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day

  • World Piano Day

March 30

  • National Doctors’ Day

  • National Folding Laundry Day

  • National Pencil Day

  • National Virtual Vacation Day

  • Take a Walk in the Park Day

  • World Bipolar Day

March 31

  • Crayola Crayon Day

  • Easter

  • Eiffel Tower Day

  • International Transgender Day of Visibility

  • National Farm Workers Day

  • National Prom Day

  • National Tater Day

Weekly observances in March 2024

  • March 2 to 10: Sea Week

  • March 3 to 9: Chocolate Chip Cookie Week, Women in Construction Week

  • March 4 to 10: National Aardvark Week, Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

  • March 10 to 16: Girl Scout Week

  • March 17 to 23: National Agriculture Week, National Anonymous Giving Week

  • March 18 to 24: National Introverts Week

  • March 24 to 30: National Cleaning Week, National Tsunami Awareness Week

Monthly observances in March 2024

  • Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

  • American Red Cross Month

  • Berries and Cherries Month

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month

  • Developmental Disabilities 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

  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

  • National Athletic Training Month

  • National Brain Injury Awareness 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 Kidney Month

  • National Music in Our Schools Month

  • National Noodle Month

  • National Nutrition Month

  • National Optimism Month

  • National Peanut Month

  • National Reading Month

  • National Social Work Month

  • National Umbrella Month

  • National Women's History Month

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