March 2022 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 2022 Monthly Observances

  • Brain Injury Awareness 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 Ladder Safety 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 2022 Weekly Observances

  • National Cheerleading Week (March 1-7)
  • National Invest in Veterans Week (March 1-7)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week (March 6-12)
  • Girl Scout Week (March 6-12)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 6-12)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 6-12)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 6-12)
  • Words Matter Week (March 6-12)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 14-20)
  • Teach Music Week (March 16-22)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 20-26)
  • Shakespeare Week in the United Kingdom (March 21-27)
  • Week of Solidarity With the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (March 21-27)
  • Wellderly Week, a week celebrating those seniors who never act their age (March 21-25)

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March 2022 Daily Observances

March 1

  • Baby Sleep Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • National Pig Day
  • Paczki Day, celebrating the Polish pastry
  • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
  • Refired, Not Retired Day, a day for retired workers to look forward to new adventures as retirees
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Town Meeting Day in Vermont
  • World Compliment Day
  • Zero Discrimination Day, a day to promote inclusion and compassion

March 2

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Lent, a religious period of fasting and penitence, begins (March 2 - April 14; some sources say April 16, the Saturday before Easter)
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • Read Across America Day
  • Texas Independence Day

March 3

  • Canadian Bacon 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 Hearing Day
  • World Wildlife Day

March 4

  • Dress in Blue Day, raising awareness about colorectal cancer
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • National Backcountry Ski Day
  • National Day of Unplugging
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day
  • Old Inauguration Day
  • Shabbat Across America and Canada
  • World Day of Prayer
  • World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development
  • XII Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China begins (March 4-13)

March 5

  • National Cheese Doodle Day

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March 6

  • Namesake Day
  • National Dress Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day

March 7

  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • Orthodox Green (or Clean) Monday, a Christian observance that encourages eating clean with uncooked vegetables and no meat or dairy
  • World Hyacinth Day

March 8

  • International Women's Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Proofreading Day
  • Unique Names Day

March 9

  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • Panic Day
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

March 10

  • International Bagpipe Day
  • Nametag Day
  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Ranch Dressing Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • World Kidney Day

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March 11

  • Dream 2022 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
  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

March 12

  • Genealogy Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day
  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Milky Way Day

March 13

  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Daylight Saving Time begins (March 14 - November 7)
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Smart & Sexy Day

March 14

  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • International Day of Mathematics
  • Moth-er Day, a day to honor moth collectors
  • National Napping Day
  • National Potato Chip Day
  • Pi Day, a day to celebrate pi (the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter)

March 15

  • Brutus Day
  • Consumer Rights 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, honoring the achievements of rocket creator Dr. Robert H. Goddard
  • Lips Appreciation Day
  • National Panda Day
  • No Selfies Day
  • Saint Patrick's Eve

March 17

  • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
  • Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating Jewish deliverance, begins at sundown on March 16
  • Saint Patrick's Day

March 18

  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • Full Worm Moon
  • Holi Festival in India, known as the "Festival of Colors," begins
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Sloppy Joe Day
  • Save the Florida Panther Day
  • Red Nose Day, a fundraising campaign that uses comedy to end child poverty
  • World Sleep Day

March 19

  • Certified Nurses Day
  • Last Day of Winter
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Quilting Day
  • Play-the-Recorder Day

March 20

  • French Language Day
  • International Astrology Day
  • International Day of Happiness
  • National Ravioli Day
  • Persian New Year begins
  • 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

  • International Colour Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Forests
  • Memory Day
  • National Healthy Fats Day
  • Persian New Year begins
  • Wellderly Day, a day celebrating those seniors who never act their age
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • World Puppetry Day

March 22

  • As Young as You Feel Day
  • International Day of the Seal
  • National Agriculture (Ag) Day
  • National Goof-Off Day
  • New Year's Day in India, the Hindi New Year
  • 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

  • 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
  • Prince Kūhiō Day in Hawaii (observed)
  • Tolkien Reading Day, a day to promote the reading of the works of author J. R. R. Tolkien

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March 26

  • Earth Hour, encouraging observers to turn off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time
  • Legal Assistants Day
  • Live Long and Prosper Day
  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • National Nougat Day
  • National Spinach Day
  • Purple Day, a day to promote awareness about epilepsy
  • Walk in the Sand Day

March 27

  • Academy Awards Presentation in Los Angeles, California
  • Mothering Sunday in England
  • 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
  • "Summer Time" (Daylight Saving Time for the European Union) begins (March 27 - October 30)
  • World Theatre Day

March 28

  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • Seward's Day in Alaska
  • Weed (garden weeds) Appreciation Day

March 29

  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • Texas Love the Children Day
  • Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 30

  • A Whole Day for Whole Grain, a day to encourage people to eat foods with whole grains
  • Doctors' Day
  • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • International Laundry Folding Day
  • Little Red Wagon 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
  • Manatee Appreciation Day
  • National Crayon Day
  • National "She's Funny That Way" Day
  • Opening Day in Major League Baseball
  • World Backup Day, encouraging people to save their computer data with regular backups

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