March 2020 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 2020 Monthly Observances

  • 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 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
  • Red Cross 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 2020 Weekly Observances

  • Celebrate Your Name Week (March 1-7)
  • National Cheerleading Week (March 1-7)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March&nsp;1-7)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 1-7)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 1-7)
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week (March 1-7)
  • Words Matter Week (March 1-7)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 2-6)
  • Girl Scout Week (March 8-14)
  • Termite Awareness Week (March 8-14)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 15-21)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 16-22)
  • International Teach Music Week (March 16-22)
  • Wellderly Week, celebrating those seniors who never act their age (March 16-20)
  • Week of Solidarity With the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (March 21-27)
  • National Ag (Agriculture) Week (March 22-28)
  • National Protocol Officers Week (March 22-28)
  • Consider Christianity Week (March 29 - April 4)

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March 2020 Daily Observances

March 1

  • Baby Sleep Day
  • Namesake 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

March 2

  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • NEA's (National Education Association) Read Across America Day
  • Orthodox Green (or Clean) Monday, a Christian observance that encourages eaint clean with uncooked vegetables and no meat or dairy
  • Texas Independence Day

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
  • Town Meeting Day in Vermont
  • Unique Names Day
  • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
  • World Birth Defects Day
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • Old Inauguration Day

March 5

  • Nametag Day
  • National Cheese Doodle Day

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March 6

  • Dress in Blue Day, raising awareness about colorectal cancer
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • National Dress Day
  • National Oreo Day
  • World Day of Prayer

March 7

  • Genealogy Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • World Hyacinth Day

March 8

  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Daylight Saving Time begins (March 8 - November 1)
  • International Women's Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day

March 9

  • Full Worm Moon
  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • National Napping Day

March 10

  • Holi Festival, known as the "Festival of Colors," in India
  • International Bagpipe Day
  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Ranch Dressing Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating Jewish deliverance, begins at sundown on March 9

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March 11

  • Dream 2020 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
  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

March 12

  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Milky Way Day
  • World Kidney Day

March 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Friday the Thirteenth
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Smart & Sexy Day

March 14

  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • Moth-er Day, a day to honor moth collectors
  • 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
  • Ides of March
  • International Day of Action for the Seals
  • National Peanut Lovers' Day
  • True Confessions Day

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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
  • Wellderly Day, celebrating those seniors who never act their age

March 17

  • Saint Patrick's Day

March 18

  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • Last Day of Winter
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Sloppy Joe Day

March 19

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  • Great American Meatout, promoting a meat-free diet
  • International Astrology Day
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Proposal Day! (observed annually during the spring and autumnal equinox)
  • Spring begins (March 19 - June 20)

March 20

  • French Language Day
  • International Day of Happiness
  • Iranian New Year
  • National Ravioli 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 Corn Dog Day, honoring the first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
  • National Healthy Fats Day
  • National Quilting Day
  • Play-the-Recorder Day
  • Save the Florida Panther Day
  • Walk in the Sand Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • World Puppetry Day

March 22

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

March 23

  • 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

  • American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Alert Day
  • National Ag (Agriculture) 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
  • Little Red Wagon Day
  • Manatee Appreciation Day
  • Maryland Day
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day, a day to promote the reading of the works of author J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day

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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
  • Opening Day in Major League Baseball
  • Prince Kūhiō Day in Hawaii
  • Purple Day, a day to promote awareness about epilepsy

March 27

  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • World Theatre Day

March 28

  • Earth Hour, encouraging observers to turn off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time
  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • Weed (garden weeds) Appreciation Day

March 29

  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • "Summer Time" (Daylight Saving Time for the European Union) begins in the United Kingdom (March 29 - October 25)
  • Texas Love the Children 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
  • Seward's Day in Alaska
  • 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 Crayon Day
  • National "She's Funny That Way" Day
  • World Backup Day, encouraging people to save their computer data with regular backups

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