March 2021 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 2021 Monthly Observances

  • American Red Cross Month
  • Caffeine Awareness Month
  • Credit Education Month
  • Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15)
  • Employee Spirit Month
  • Humorists Are Artists Month
  • International Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • International Listening Awareness Month
  • International Mirth Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Mad for Plaid Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food 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 to improve their reading skills
  • Play-the-Recorder Month
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • Save the Vaquita Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Sing With Your Child Month
  • Social Work Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • Youth Art Month

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March 2021 Weekly Observances

  • National Cheerleading Week (March 1-7)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week (March 7-13)
  • Girl Scout Week (March 7-13)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 7-13)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 7-13)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 7-13)
  • Termite Awareness Week (March 7-13)
  • Words Matter Week (March 7-13)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 8-12)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 15-21)
  • International Teach Music Week (March 15-21)
  • Shakespeare Week in the United Kingdom (March 15-21)
  • Wellderly Week, a week celebrating those seniors who never act their age (March 15-21)
  • Consider Christianity Week (March 21-27)
  • International Teach Music Week (March 16-22)
  • Wellderly Week, celebrating those seniors who never act their age (March 16-20)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week (March 21-27)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 21-27)
  • National Protocol Officers Week (March 21-27)
  • Week of Solidarity With the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (March 21-27)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 21-27)
  • Holy Week, also called Passion Week, the week before Easter (March 28 - April 3)
  • Passover (March 28 - April 4; begins at sundown on March 27)

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March 2021 Daily Observances

March 1

  • Baby Sleep 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
  • Zero Discrimination Day, a day to promote inclusion and compassion

March 2

  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • NEA's (National Education Association) Read Across America Day
  • Texas Independence Day
  • Town Meeting Day in Vermont

March 3

  • International Ear Care Day
  • I Want You To Be Happy Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • National Canadian Bacon Day
  • National Cold Cuts Day
  • Simplify-Your-Life Day
  • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
  • World Birth Defects Day
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • National Backcountry Ski Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • Old Inauguration Day
  • World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

March 5

  • Dress in Blue Day, raising awareness about colorectal cancer
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • National Cheese Doodle Day
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • Shabbat Across America and Canada
  • World Day of Prayer

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March 6

  • National Dress Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day

March 7

  • Namesake Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • World Hyacinth Day

March 8

  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • International Women's Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day

March 9

  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • Panic Day
  • Unique Names Day

March 10

  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • International Bagpipe Day
  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Ranch Dressing Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
  • Sterile Packaging Day

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March 11

  • Dream 2021 Day, a day to focus attention on creating a better world
  • Key Deer Awareness Day, to raise awareness about the endangered deer in the Florida Keys
  • Nametag Day
  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • World Kidney Day

March 12

  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Milky Way Day

March 13

  • Genealogy Day
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Smart & Sexy Day

March 14

  • Daylight Saving Time begins (March 14 - November 7)
  • International Day of Mathematics
  • Moth-er Day, a day to honor moth collectors
  • Mothering Sunday in England
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • Pi Day, a day to celebrate pi (the ratio of the a circle's circumference to its diameter)

March 15

  • Brutus Day
  • Consumer Rights Day
  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • Ides of March
  • International Day of Action for the Seals
  • National Napping Day
  • National Peanut Lovers' Day
  • Orthodox Green (or Clean) Monday, a Christian observance that encourages eating clean with uncooked vegetables and no meat or dairy
  • True Confessions Day
  • Wellderly Day, celebrating those seniors who never act their age

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March 16

  • Black Press Day, commemorating the founding of the first black newspaper in America in 1827
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Goddard Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • National Panda Day
  • No Selfies Day

March 17

  • Saint Patrick's Day

March 18

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19

  • Certified Nurses Day
  • Last Day of Winter
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign that uses comedy to end child poverty
  • World Sleep Day

March 20

  • French Language Day
  • International Astrology Day
  • International Day of Happiness
  • National Quilting Day
  • National Ravioli Day
  • Persian New Year begins
  • Play-the-Recorder Day
  • Proposal Day! (observed annually during the spring and autumnal equinox)
  • Save the Florida Panther Day
  • Spring begins (March 19 - June 20)
  • Walk in the Sand Day
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor Day, honoring children's television host Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • World Storytelling Day

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March 21

  • International Colour Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Forests
  • Memory Day
  • National Healthy Fats Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • World Puppetry Day

March 22

  • As Young as You Feel Day
  • National Goof-Off Day
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Alert Day
  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • National Puppy Day
  • National Tamale Day
  • Near Miss Day, commemorating when a large asteroid passed within 500,000 miles of the Earth (1989)
  • World Meteorological Day

March 24

  • Education and Sharing Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • World Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • International Day of Solidarity With Detained and Missing UN Personnel
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day, a day to promote the reading of the works of author J. R. R. Tolkien

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March 26

  • Legal Assistants Day
  • Live Long and Prosper Day
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • National Nougat Day
  • National Spinach Day
  • Prince Kūhiō Day in Hawaii
  • Purple Day, a day to promote awareness about epilepsy

March 27

  • Earth Hour, encouraging observers to turn off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time
  • National Joe Day, honoring those nicknamed Joe in recognition of Joe being the 5th most used name in the United States in 1910
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • World Theatre Day

March 28

  • Full Worm Moon
  • Holi Festival in India, known as the "Festival of Colors," begins
  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • Palm Sunday
  • "Summer Time" (Daylight Saving Time for the European Union) begins in the United Kingdom (March 29 - October 25)
  • Weed (garden weeds) Appreciation Day

March 29

  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • Seward's Day in Alaska
  • Texas Love the Children Day
  • Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 30

  • Doctors' Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • International Laundry Folding Day
  • National Turkey Neck Soup 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
  • Little Red Wagon Day
  • Manatee Appreciation Day
  • National Crayon Day
  • National "She's Funny That Way" Day
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day
  • World Backup Day, encouraging people to save their computer data with regular backups

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