March 2019 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 2019 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
  • 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
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • Youth Art Month

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March 2019 Weekly Observances

  • National Cheerleading Week (March 1-7)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week! (March 3-9)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 3-9)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 3-9)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 3-9)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8)
  • Girl Scout Week (March 10-16)
  • National Ag (Agriculture) Week (March 10-16)
  • Termite Awareness Week (March 10-16)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 11-17)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 17-23)
  • International Teach Music Week (March 18-24)
  • Wellderly Week, celebrating those seniors who never act their age (March 18-24)
  • National Protocol Officers Week (March 24-30)

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March 2019 Daily Observances

March 1

  • Baby Sleep Day
  • Dress in Blue Day, raising awareness about colorectal cancer
  • National Day of Unplugging (March 1-2)
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • National Pig Day
  • NEA's (National Education Association) Read Across America Day
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Refired, Not Retired Day, a day for retired workers to look forward to new adventures as retirees
  • Shabbat Across America and Canada
  • World Day of Prayer
  • Zero Discrimination Day

March 2

  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • 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
  • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
  • World Birth Defects Day
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • National Backcountry Ski Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day

March 5

  • International Pancake Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • National Cheese Doodle Day
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Town Meeting Day in Vermont
  • Unique Names Day

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March 6

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • Lent (March 6 - April 18)
  • National Dress Day
  • National Oreo Day

March 7

  • Nametag Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • World Hyacinth Day

March 8

  • International Women's Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • National Tartar Sauce Day

March 9

  • Genealogy Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Meatball Day

March 10

  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Daylight Saving Time begins (March 10 - November 3)
  • International Bagpipe Day
  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Ranch Dressing Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 11

  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • National Napping Day
  • Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

March 12

  • National Milky Way Day

March 13

  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
  • Smart & Sexy Day

March 14

  • Moth-er Day, a day to honor moth collectors
  • National Ag (Agriculture) Day
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • Pi Day, a day to celebrate pi (the ratio of the a circle's circumference to its diameter)
  • World Kidney Day

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
  • National Quilting Day
  • No Selfies Day
  • Save the Florida Panther Day

March 17

  • Saint Patrick's Day

March 18

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

March 19

  • Last Day of Winter
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day

March 20

  • French Language Day
  • Full Worm Moon
  • Great American Meatout, promoting a meat-free diet
  • Holi Festival, known as the "Festival of Colors," in India (March 20-21)
  • International Astrology Day
  • International Day of Happiness
  • 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, honoring children's television host Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • World Storytelling Day

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March 21

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  • International Colour Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Forests
  • Iranian New Year
  • Memory Day
  • Purim, a Jewish holiday celebration Jewish deliverance, begins at sundown on March 20
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • World Puppetry Day

March 22

  • As Young as You Feel Day
  • International Day of the Seal
  • National Goof-Off Day
  • New Year's Day in India
  • World Water Day

March 23

  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • National Corndog Day, honoring the first Saturday of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
  • 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

  • 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
  • Seward's Day in Alaska
  • Tolkien Reading Day, a day to promote the reading of the works of author J. R. R. Tolkien

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March 26

  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • 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

  • Little Red Wagon Day
  • Manatee Appreciation Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day
  • World Theatre Day

March 28

  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • Opening Day in Major League Baseball
  • Weed (garden weeds) Appreciation Day

March 29

  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

March 30

  • Earth Hour, encouraging observers to turn off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • National Doctors' 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
  • Mothering Sunday in England
  • National Crayon Day
  • National "She's Funny That Way" Day
  • "Summer Time" (Daylight Saving Time for the European Union) begins in the United Kingdom (March 31 - October 27)
  • World Backup Day, encouraging people to save their computer data with regular backups

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