March 2018 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 2018 Monthly Observances

  • Caffeine Awareness 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 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
  • Red Cross Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Sing With Your Child Month
  • Social Work Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month
  • Youth Art Month

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March 2018 Weekly Observances

  • Celebrate Your Name Week (March 4-10)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 4-10)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 4-10)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 4-10)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 5-9)
  • HeForShe Arts Week, recognizing gender equality in the arts community (March 8-15)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 18-24)
  • Act Happy Week (March 19-25)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 19-25)
  • Wellderly Week, recognizing the senior citizens who never act their age (March 19-25)
  • Week of Solidarity With the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (March 21-27)
  • Holy Week (March 25-31)
  • National Protocol Officers Week (March 25-31)

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March 2018 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
  • Purim, beginning in the evening on February 28
  • Refired, Not Retired Day, a day for retired workers to look forward to new adventures as retirees
  • World Compliment Day
  • Worm Full Moon
  • Zero Discrimination Day

March 2

  • Dress in Blue Day, promoting awareness about colon cancer
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • National Education Association's Read Across America Day
  • World Day of Prayer

March 3

  • International Ear Care 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

  • Courageous Follower Day
  • Namesake Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day

March 5

  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • National Cheese Doodle Day
  • World Tennis Day

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March 6

  • National Oreo Day
  • Unique Names Day

March 7

  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • National Cereal Day

March 8

  • International Women's Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • World Kidney Day

March 9

  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • Panic Day
  • Shabbat Across America and Canada

March 10

  • Genealogy Day
  • International Bagpipe Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • National Middle Name Pride Day
  • National Ranch Dressing Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 11

  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Daylight Saving Time Begins (March 11 - November 4)
  • World Plumbing Day

March 12

  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • National Napping Day

March 13

  • 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
  • Pi Day, a day to celebrate the number that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter

March 15

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  • Brutus Day
  • Ides of March
  • True Confessions Day

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March 16

  • Black Press Day
  • Curlew Day, honoring the arrival of the curlew bird at the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Goddard Day
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • National Artichoke Heart Day
  • National Panda Day
  • No Selfies Day

March 17

  • National Corndog Day, the first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
  • National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • National Quilting Day
  • Saint Patrick's Day
  • Save the Florida Panther Day

March 18

  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19

  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Poultry Day

March 20

  • Great American Meatout, promoting a meat-free diet
  • International Day of Happiness
  • National Ag Day, celebrating agriculture
  • National Ravioli Day
  • Proposal Day! (observed annually during the spring and autumnal equinox)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Near Miss Day, commemorating the large asteroid that passed within 500,000 miles of Earth in 1989
  • World Meteorological Day

March 24

  • Earth Hour, encouraging communities to switch off lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time
  • International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • World Tuberculosis Day

March 25

  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • Palm Sunday
  • 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 Nougat Day
  • National Spinach Day

March 27

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

March 28

  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day

March 29

  • Holy Thursday
  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

March 30

  • Doctors' Day
  • Good Friday
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • National Turkey Neck Soup Day
  • World Bipolar Day

March 31

  • Blue Moon
  • Bunsen Burner Day, a day to honor the birthday of its inventor Robert Bunsen
  • César Chávez Day
  • Easter Even, the Saturday before Easter
  • International Hug a Medievalist Day
  • National "She's Funny That Way" Day
  • Oranges and Lemons Day
  • World Backup Day

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