March 2017 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for March
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March 2017 Monthly Observances

  • American Red Cross Month
  • Credit Education Month
  • Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15)
  • Employee Spirit Month
  • Humorists Are Artists Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • International Listening Awareness Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Mad for Plaid Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Umbrella Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Paws to Read Month, encouraging kids to read to their pets
  • Play-the-Recorder Month
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • Save the Vaquita (endangered porpoise) Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Sing With Your Child Month
  • Social Work Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month
  • Youth Art Month

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March 2017 Weekly Observances

  • National Cheerleading Week (March 1-7)
  • Will Eisner Week, celebrating the comic book artist (March 1-7)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week (March 5-11)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 5-11)
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week (March 5-11)
  • Read an E-Book Week (March 5-11)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 5-11)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 5-11)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 6-10)
  • HeForShe Arts Week, supporting gender equality in the arts (March 8-15)
  • Camp Fire Birthday Week (March 12-18)
  • Termite Awareness Week (March 12-18)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 19-25)
  • Act Happy Week (March 20-26)
  • Wellderly Week, celebrating seniors who never act their age (March 20-26)
  • Week of Solidarity With the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (March 21-27)
  • National Protocol Officers Week (March 26 - April 1)

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March 2017 Daily Observances

March 1

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Beer Day in Iceland
  • Lent Begins (March 1 - April 15)
  • National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day
  • National Fruit Compote Day
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • National Pig Day
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Refired, Not Retired Day, a day for retired workers to look forward to new adventures as retirees
  • World Compliment Day

March 2

  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • National Education Association's Read Across America Day

March 3

  • Dress in Blue Day, to promote awareness about colon cancer
  • International Ear Care Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • National Cold Cuts Day
  • National Day of Unplugging, to encourage people to take a break from technology for 24 hours (begins at sundown on March 3)
  • National Mulled Wine Day
  • Shabbat Across America and Canada
  • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
  • World Day of Prayer
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day

March 5

  • Namesake Day
  • National Poutine Day

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March 6

  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • National Frozen Food Day

March 7

  • National Cereal Day
  • National Pancake Day
  • Peace Corps Day
  • Town Meeting Day
  • Unique Names Day

March 8

  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • International Women's Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

March 9

  • Nametag Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • Panic Day
  • World Kidney Day

March 10

  • International Bagpipe Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 11

  • Dream 2017 Day, a day to focus on our dreams for a better world
  • Genealogy Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • Johnny Appleseed Day (also on September 26)
  • National Urban Ballroom Dance Day

March 12

  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Daylight Saving Time Begins (March 12 - November 5)
  • Purim (begins at sundown on March 11)

March 13

  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • National Ginger Ale Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Smart & Sexy Day

March 14

  • Moth-er Day, a day to honor moth collectors
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • Organize Your Home Office Day
  • Pi Day, a day to celebrate the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter

March 15

  • Ides of March
  • True Confessions Day

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March 16

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  • Black Press Day
  • Curlew Day, honoring the arrival of the curlew bird at the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon
  • Goddard Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • No Selfies Day

March 17

  • Freedom of Information Day
  • National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • Saint Patrick's Day

March 18

  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Corndog Day, first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
  • National Quilting Day
  • Play-the-Recorder Day

March 19

  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Poultry Day

March 20

  • Great American Meatout, promoting a meat-free diet
  • International Day of Happiness
  • Kiss Your Fiancé Day
  • Proposal Day! (also September 22)
  • Spring Begins (March 20 - June 21)
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor Day

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March 21

  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Forests
  • Memory Day
  • National French Bread Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day

March 22

  • As Young as You Feel Day
  • International Day of the Seal
  • National Goof-Off Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • National Puppy Day
  • National Tamale Day
  • World Meteorological Day

March 24

  • World Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • Be MAD (Mothers and Daughters) Day, a day honoring mothers and daughters
  • Earth Hour, a day to encourage nations around the world to switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day, a day dedicated to reading the works of fantasy author J. R. R. Tolkien

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March 26

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

March 27

  • International Whiskey Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

March 28

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • National Black Forest Cake Day

March 29

  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day

March 30

  • Doctors' Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • World Bipolar Day

March 31

  • Bunsen Burner Day, a day to honor the birthday of its inventor Robert Bunsen
  • César Chávez Day
  • International Hug a Medievalist Day
  • National "She's Funny That Way" Day
  • Oranges and Lemons Day

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