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From the beginning of spring until Daylight Savings, it's a month overflowing with change as Mother Nature begins to bloom and show off her hues after a season of relaxing out (literally) (literally).
Welcome to spring and all that it brings, but also to Women's History Month, a time to recognize and appreciate the crucial part that women have played throughout American history.
There is undoubtedly a day that will suit your fancy, from St. Patrick's Day celebrations to an entire day devoted to Barbie.
March has two zodiac signs—Pisces and Aries. If you were born between February 19 - March 20, you're a Pisces, typically known for being empathic, artistic and dreamy. If you were born between March 21-April 19, you're an Aries, typically known for a competitive, energetic, fearless spirit.
The United States March 2023 calendar is a one-page monthly calendar with March holidays included
March Weekly Holidays and Observances
National Invest In Veterans Week (March 1-7)
International Women's Week (Week of March 8)
Endometriosis Awareness Week (First full week of March)
National Procrastination Week (First two weeks in March...or whenever it's convenient)
Read an E-Book Week (First full week of March)
Girl Scout Week (Week of March 12)
National Introverts Week (Third full week of March)
National Physicians Week (March 25-31)
Full List of March Holidays and Observances in The Unites States
Tuesday, Mar. 1
- Justin Bieber's Birthday
- Mardi Gras
- National Pancake Day
- National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
- National Pig Day
- St. David's Day
- World Compliment Day
Irish American Heritage Month
First Day of Irish American Heritage Month Observances: This is not a public holiday. Government and public offices, businesses, and schools are not closed for this observation but may hold special events and outreach programs to commemorate the beginning of the month-long annual observation.
Women's History Month
Every March, the month of Women's History Month is observed. Since 1987, March in the United States has been set aside to honor women's accomplishments and the contributions they have made to history, culture, and society. Women's History Month honors all women, including those who came before us and set the way for the fight for equality as well as contemporary American women who continue this fight.
We also celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, which falls during Women's History Month.
Women's History Week, which was first commemorated in 1978 and was organized by the Sonoma, California, school district, is exactly where Women's History Month got its start. A parade, essay contests, and lectures about powerful women were all part of the festivities.
The concept gained traction fast among many neighborhoods and educational institutions, and in 1980 President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week commencing March 8 as National Women's History Week. The next year, Congress approved a resolution designating Women's History Week as a recognized annual national holiday. The inaugural Women's History Month was observed in 1987 after the National Women's History Project successfully petitioned Congress to extend the commemorations to the entire month of March.
The resolution asked the acting President to proclaim every year that March will be observed as Women's History Month. These declarations reflect the numerous accomplishments women have achieved throughout American history.
Learning about the accomplishments of many women who have led the way for future generations in various industries, as well as educating others about their lives and contributions so that they might receive the respect they merit, is one of the greatest ways to mark Women's History Month.
Several events frequently take place during Women's History Month. Find out if there are any in your area and go to any that interest you to meet people who share your interests and learn more about the influential women of the past and present.
Mardi Gras Day
|Mardi Gras festivals often feature parades and large crowds in the United States.|
In four states, schools and most businesses are closed on Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras.
Carnival, Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday is Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday. Some American cities declare it a holiday and close schools and businesses for its huge parades and celebrations. Other states work normally.
Fat Tuesday is called Mardi Gras because gras means fat in French. Before fasting for 40 days before Easter, people would indulge on rich meals and alcohol on this day.
Mardi Gras, a Catholic holiday, has roots in 17th-century Medieval Europe and Roman Pagan spring ceremonies.
Jean Baptiste le Moyne Sieur de Bienville brought it to America in 1699, naming a town near New Orleans Pointe du Mardi Gras. The first national commemoration of this day was in 1703.
New Orleans and other French Colonies celebrated with street celebrations, masked balls, and lavish banquets.
After seeing Mardi Gras in Paris, a group of students dressed up and danced in New Orleans in 1827. Mardi Gras was first celebrated in 1837.
Krewes began organizing Mardi Gras balls and parades as the celebrations grew larger and more lavish. The Mistick Krewe of Coms held the first parade with marching bands and elaborate floats in 1857. While some Mardi Gras krewes are exclusive, others are open. The Krewe of Rex and Krewe of Zulu are New Orleans' most famous krewes.
Costumes in purple, green, and gold are encouraged for Mardi Gras. Justice, religion, and strength cover New Orleans during celebrations.
Mardi Gras revelers traditionally wore masks to enjoy the festivities. High society and Krewe members wear masks or paint their faces to cover their identities, and float participants must wear masks.
Beads and other trinkets are Mardi Gras' most famous custom. Many folks bring bags to collect as many of these treasures. At the first Mardi Gras parades, glass beads were tossed, but now they're plastic. To earn extra beads, some girls and women are encouraged to flash floaters.
King Cake in New Orleans is frequently made with fruits, pecan nuts, and purple, green, and gold icing. The person who gets the slice with the plastic baby must bring the King Cake to the gatherings the next year.
St. David's Day in the United States
On March 1, many Americans of Welsh descent commemorate the life of Wales' patron saint, St. David. Also, it is a time for individuals to celebrate and recall their Welsh heritage. During celebrations on this day, it's common to see the Welsh flag as well as daffodils or leeks attached to clothing.
In the US, St. David's Day is not a recognized holiday. Since it is a holiday, some companies, schools, and community organizations might have a special event planned.
Wales' patron saint is Saint. David. He is immensely significant to Welsh culture, although little is known about his personal history. In 2003, St. David's Day was formally declared the national holiday for Americans of Welsh ancestry. On March 1 of that year, the Empire State Building was floodlit in the red, green, and white colors of Wales.
Wednesday, Mar. 2
- Ash Wednesday
- Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
- National Egg McMuffin Day
- National Old Stuff Day
- National Read Across America Day
Ash Wednesday, which is celebrated 46 days before Easter Sunday, marks the start of the 40-day Lenten season. Catholics and Christians mark this day, also known as the Day of Ashes, by emphasizing prayer and penance. As there is no holiday, business is open as normal.
Ash Wednesday: What is it?
The start of Lent, a period during which people should give up indulgences and concentrate on repentance, fasting, and reflection on their sins, is marked by this day, which is determined by the phases of the moon. On Sundays, this is not observed. Its significance comes from the time that Christ had to spend in the wilderness being tempted by the devil during his fast. People are therefore encouraged to consider what Jesus Christ's struggle meant for him and to try to emulate it in a ritualistic effort to purify themselves.
Frequently, the burned palm branches from the previous year's Palm Sunday are utilized to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday ceremonies.
Those who receive the ash anointing are individuals who regret their crimes and wish to make their hearts more pure. Ashes have a symbolic significance of death and repentance.
What time did Ash Wednesday begin?
The Day of Ashes has its beginnings in apostolic times and has nothing to do with Easter. According to legend, the First Council of Nicaea in the year 325 CE witnessed the first official observance of this day. It was a day set aside for penance by sinners as well as baptisms.
Fasting was a rather extreme behavior throughout that time period. Repentants were only permitted to eat one meal per day, in the evenings, and this meal was not permitted to contain any food that was deemed extravagant at the time, such as meat or even eggs. Modern fasting regulations are more relaxed, and most people just commit to giving up meat on one Friday every week.
Today, ashes are used to draw a cross on the foreheads of parishioners, signifying their affiliation with Jesus Christ.
Oddly, neither Ash Wednesday nor Lent are mentioned in the Scriptures, nor is it stated elsewhere that Catholics are required to observe this custom. The activities associated with the Day of Ashes are believed to have originated from many sections in The Book that use ashes as a representation of fasting and repentance. Only in the 1970s did Ash Wednesday become more widely observed by congregations in America.
Priests typically give a speech during services that emphasizes meditation and penance while urging attendees to confess their sins and seek for forgiveness.
Priests will say a variation of the lines "From dust you came, and to dust you shall return" after applying the ash cross to the foreheads of churchgoers. These words are intended to be humble and confront individuals with their own mortality.
Texas Independence Day
On March 2, Texas Independence Day is observed to mark the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836. This, which was signed by 59 Texas delegates, declared Mexican Texas to be an independent republic within Mexico. Although though it is a public holiday in Texas, it is regarded as a Partial Staffing Holiday, which means that shops and educational institutions are open but with fewer employees.
Texas's Independence in History
From the 16th century, the area that would become Texas has been contested territory, and six different nations have held control over it at various times. After Mexico won its independence from Spanish and annexed Texas, it became a part of Mexico.
The Mexican government encouraged American homesteaders to travel to Texas and establish there because to its size and sparse population. Stephen Austin established the first American colony in Texas in 1825 after traveling there with 300 families. With the influx of new settlers, the American population swiftly surpassed that of the Mexicans. This led to disputes and clashes between the Mexican government and the American immigrants, who identified as Texans rather than Mexicans.
Following the Freedonia Revolt in 1826, which prompted the Mexican government to take action to halt the influx of Americans into Texas, tensions grew. The government rejected Stephen Austin's request for Texas to become a state. Texans disobeyed these directives and nonetheless proclaimed their statehood, which led to Austin's incarceration.
Santa Anna, a dictator in Mexico, came to power in 1827. He gave the order to remove all weaponry from the Gonzales population in an effort to put an end to the Texan revolt. However, the Texans opened fire on the Mexican troops when they entered the town to collect the cannon. The Americans assembled an army under the command of Sam Houston in reaction to this invasion and established a temporary state government.
Several Texan soldiers who wanted to fight for their country's freedom chose to live in the Alamo. David Crockett arrived from Tennessee with 14 men after Colonels Travis and Bowie had gathered 140 troops for the battle. For two weeks, they fought the 3000-man Santa Anna-led Mexican army. Beginning in March, some Texans succeeded in entering the Alamo, bringing the total number of Texan combatants to 185. The Republic of Texas proclaimed its independence from Mexico the next day, on March 2.
The majority of the American soldiers were slaughtered when the Mexican army successfully invaded the Alamo on March 6. After the Alamo fell, the revolution was sparked into action, and six weeks later Sam Houston led a sizable Texan army into Mexico where they routed the Mexican Army and captured Santa Anna. The revolutionary fighting cry was "Remember the Alamo." Santa Anna was threatened with execution if he refused to acknowledge Texas' independence. He fled to Mexico after granting the Republic of Texas independence.
After ten years of independence, the Republic of Texas decided to annex the United States of America in 1845, becoming the country's 28th state because it was still at risk of Mexican incursions.
Texas Fourth of July Festivities
Texas Independence Day is a day of tremendous pride for Texans and is marked by parades and spectacular fireworks displays. The majority of people decide to have barbecues with their families. Others opt to go to the combat sites of the Texas Revolution, where they can learn a lot about the story of the state's independence. Also, the state is home to festivals that showcase customs like chili cooking competitions and combat reenactments.
One of the most recognizable emblems of the revolution, the Texas Lone Star Flag, is flown in front of most homes and businesses on this day.
Read Across America
Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2, is National Read Across America Day. This day encourages parents and teachers to help kids read. The National Education Association founded and hosts the day.
Read Across America history
The National Education Association proposed a national reading day in 1997. They wanted to make reading fun for American kids. On March 2, 1998, Read Across America Day was established. Since then, schools and libraries have celebrated it annually.
Parents and teachers are urged to take children to literary events or conduct special reading activities in class on the day because reading improves school performance.
Read Across America
On this day, schools, libraries, and hospitals will host group readings or invite writers to read to youngsters.
For prizes, kids make reading promises to read a specific number of books a year. Book fairs and mobile libraries allow pupils to choose new books.
Teachers can use the National Education Association's website to plan reading activities. Some schools host Read Across America Week.
|This day was chosen to host Read Across America Day because it was the birthday of the famous author, Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss was also a poet and cartoonist and his famous works include Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat.|
Thursday, Mar. 3
- National Anthem Day
- National I Want You to be Happy Day
- National If Pets Had Thumbs Day
- World Wildlife Day
National Anthem Day
Oh Say Can You See that on March 3rd, National Anthem Day honors the day "The Star-Spangled Banner" was formally approved as the national anthem of the United States in 1931. "The Star-Spangled Banner," a representation of American patriotism, inspires pride in one's nation and all that it stands for in both young and old alike. The history of how the American National Anthem came to be is as rich and fascinating as that of the United States.
History of National Anthems
The original version of "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem of the United States, was a poem by Francis Scott Key titled "The Defence of Fort M'Henry" that was published in 1814. Yet it wasn't until President Herbert Hoover signed a measure designating "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official anthem of the United States on March 3rd, 1931.
Before 1931, the United States lacked a formal National Anthem, though official occasions frequently featured the singing of "Hail, Columbia!" and "My Country, 'Tis of Thee."
American attorney and aspiring poet Francis Scott Key served in the Georgetown Light Field Artillery. Key's friend was taken prisoner by the British in 1812, when the United States and Great Britain were at war. As soon as the Brits agreed to let Key negotiate for his release, he hurried to Baltimore, but they wouldn't let him leave until the British army had begun shelling Fort McHenry.
During a severe thunder and rainstorm on September 13, 1814, the British pounded Fort McHenry for 25 hours with more than 1500 cannon shots. According to reports, Philly could hear the booms. Scott Key was on a ship eight miles distant when this attack took place, and he saw it. The British attempted to destroy the fort for a whole day but were unsuccessful and fled. Francis Scott Key was astounded to discover the American flag still flying atop Fort McHenry in the morning. This prompted him to compose "The Defence of Fort M'Henry," a poem honoring the American flag and the nation it represents.
The poem was published in various newspapers with the notation "to the tune of The Anacreontic Song" after Scott Key's brother-in-law found that the lines of the poem harmonized flawlessly with John Stafford Smith's music. Throughout the 19th century, the song's appeal grew, and it eventually came to be known as "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Throughout the 19th century, "The Star-Spangled Banner" served as the official anthem for many branches of the United States Armed Forces. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued an executive order mandating that the song be played at military occasions in an official capacity. Veterans of Foreign Wars began a petition in 1930 asking for "The Star-Spangled Banner" to be declared the national anthem of the United States. The Star-Spangled Banner was officially recognized as the National Anthem on March 3, 1931, when Congress enacted an act that was signed into law by President Hoover.
Since that "The Star-Spangled Banner" is now the National Anthem, standing while it is performed is required by law. While singing the national anthem, everyone else must place their right hand over their heart while the military salutes the flag.
The United States National Anthem Lyrics
Need a refresher on the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner"? While there are four verses in total, only the first verse is usually sung during events. Here are the lyrics for the first verse of the American National Anthem:
O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
How to Celebrate National Anthem Day
This day is all about bringing the nation together around patriotic values, the American flag, and the history and principles that it stands for.
Try to memorize the other three verses of "The Star-Spangled Banner" since most people only know the first one!
Visit the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail to learn more about the background of the national anthem. a hiking path that crosses Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
Missouri Compromise Day
Congress passed the Missouri Compromise on March 3, 1820, amid mounting slavery tensions. To ensure Senate balance, Maine was admitted as a free state and Missouri as a slave state. Slavery was likewise outlawed north of 36o 30'. The Missouri Compromise was revoked in 1854.
The date is a US historic event, but not a holiday.
Missouri sought statehood with slaves in 1818. This would make it the first state west of the Mississippi River, and legalizing slavery in the new area would further split the nation over slavery.
Abolitionist Northerners opposed slavery in new states because it would upset the equilibrium between free and slave states. Southerners said new states should decide whether to allow slavery.
Northern Congressman James Tallmadge submitted two changes to Missouri's request in February 1819 that restricted slavery in the new state. Southern senators blocked this. Yet, the Senate was split evenly at 11 states per section, and recognizing Missouri as a slave state would give the South an advantage.
Missouri reapplied for statehood at the end of 1819 after the Senate deadlock. Maine also petitioned for free statehood. House Speaker Henry Clay proposed admitting Missouri as a slave state if Maine was admitted as a free state. The united statehood bill was amended in February 1820 to prohibit slavery on all new territories north of the imaginary line of 36o 30' latitude along Missouri's southern boundary.
President James Monroe signed the law on March 6.
The deal handled Missouri's problem, but it didn't address slavery's future in the US. The South thought the compromise gave Congress too much authority by allowing it to adopt laws that regulated slavery, and the North disliked that it allowed new states to allow slavery.
Slavery in new states was still a contentious topic throughout Westward Expansion.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act, passed in 1854 during the admission of Kansas and Nebraska as states, allowed settlers to decide whether to allow slavery. This revoked the Missouri Compromise and legalized slavery north of the 36o 30' line. This sparked violence and the Republican Party under Abraham Lincoln.
The Missouri Compromise was declared illegal in the 1857 Dred Scott v. Stanford case, and Congress lost the right to ban slavery in any state. This contributed to the Civil War.
Friday, Mar. 4
- National Day of Unplugging
- National Employee Appreciation Day
- National Grammar Day
- National Hug a G.I. Day
- National Sons Day
- World Obesity Day
Employee Appreciation Day
Employee Appreciation Day is observed on the first Friday in March and is a time to thank staff members for their commitment and hard work. Also, it is an excellent chance to improve ties between staff members and their employers.
While businesses and schools are open and this day is not a public holiday, many employers choose to give their personnel time off so that they can engage in activities with their coworkers.
Why Do We Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day?
This is a perfect time for managers to highlight their staff members' best qualities and encourage them with compliments. Since employees respond favorably to encouragement from their superiors, it has been demonstrated that this attitude at work promotes productivity and job happiness. Also, it helps businesses keep their most important staff.
Employee Appreciation Day's past
In 1995, this day made its debut on a calendar. It is thought that Bob Nelson, the publisher of Workman Publishing and the creator of Recognition Professional International, came up with the concept for this holiday in an effort to educate business owners on the value of maintaining employee satisfaction.
Since then, the holiday has grown in popularity in the US, with more businesses planning events on the day.
Observing Employee Appreciation Day: How to Do It
There are numerous ways for businesses to express their gratitude to their employees. One of the most well-liked ones is to take everyone out to a meal, like breakfast or lunch, and spend some time getting to know each other.
Given that schedule flexibility has occasionally been demonstrated to boost productivity, some businesses decide to let their staff members a portion of the day off. Another well-liked method of expressing gratitude is with gifts. These might take the form of gift cards or modest office improvements that raise spirits.
To engage in some team-building activities, some businesses plan a day trip for everyone where they play sports, go bowling, or have a barbeque.
Day of the Grammar,
Every year on March 4, we observe National Grammar Day to raise awareness of the importance of proper verbal and written language. It's crucial to project a positive self-image since the words we use and the way we present ourselves in writing can impact how others perceive us. Despite the fact that language permeates every part of our lives, many of us nonetheless commit a number of frequent grammar errors. Use National Grammar Day as the perfect justification to brush up on your grammar and indulge your inner language nerd.
National Grammar Day's past
National Grammar Day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, the author of "Things That Make Us [Sic]" and the founder of the Association for the Advancement of Good Grammar. The day's catchphrase was cleverly crafted by her using word and grammar play: "March forth on March 4 to talk well, write well, and help others do the same!"
In an interview, Brockenbrough said that her inspiration for National Grammar Day was to provide a fun and encouraging manner to assist her pupils with their grammar.
President George W. Bush gave National Grammar Day his blessing in its inaugural year by endorsing it in a letter.
Many people mistakenly believe that grammar is merely a series of rules for language that may be disregarded, but in reality, grammar is the language system that makes sure we can all speak clearly and understand one another. Because the inclusion or exclusion of particular grammatical components can alter the entire meaning of a phrase, grammar is one of the most crucial components of communication. The phrases "Let's eat, grandma!" and "Let's eat grandma!" have radically different connotations, to use a fairly well-known example. The comma, a grammatical component, is what makes everything different. So, using improper grammar occasionally can result in unpleasant misunderstandings.
Some Common Grammar Mistakes
We have all been guilty at some point or other of making a grammar mistake. Here are some common ones to look out for and avoid in your own writing and communication:
1 - Your vs You're. Many people get these two confused. But the difference is that one means you own something "Your Backpack" and the other means you are something "You're fast".
2 - They're vs. Their vs. There. The first one means "They are", the second refers to something owned by a group "their dog", and the last references a point in space, or a place "There it is".
3 - Affect vs. Effect. To affect means to change something, and effect refers to the change itself, the result.
4 - Its vs. It's. Its is a possessive, referring to something that is owned. It's is a contraction of "it is".
National Grammar Day Activities
There is grammar everywhere around us. National Grammar Day doesn't have to be a bother to observe. While enjoying yourself, you can sit down with a good book, magazine, or newspaper and work on your grammar and vocabulary.
Take this chance to show kids that grammar is enjoyable if you have kids or work with kids. To make learning and language a game, there are tons of entertaining grammar exercises online.
World Obesity Day
World Obesity Day, which is observed annually on March 4th, aims to increase public awareness of the growing worldwide obesity issue and the risks that being extremely overweight poses to one's health. The World Obesity Federation, which organized the day, aims to end prejudice against overweight people and change how society views obesity. It also wants to draw attention to the social, environmental, and medical factors that contribute to a high obesity rate and the ways in which we can change them.
World Obesity Day's past
The World Obesity Federation established World Obesity Day with help from the World Health Organization and the Lancet Commission on Obesity. The first instance was noted in 2015.
Every year on World Obesity Day, a different topic is highlighted to draw attention to an obesity-related problem. 2016's theme was "Treat obesity now and prevent the consequences later," while 2017's was "Treat obesity now and avoid the consequences later." The theme of World Obesity Day in 2018 was the pervasiveness of weight stigma worldwide.
The Global Obesity Federation claims that there is still a lot of stigma and prejudice associated with obesity. They want to raise awareness of the factors that contribute to obesity and the approaches that can and should be taken to address and treat it. To do this, they are working globally to alter legislation and make sure that obesity is given priority as a health issue.
Over the past few years, obesity rates have steadily increased, and the WHO estimates that there are currently 650 million obese adults worldwide (as of 2016). With an adult obesity rate of 42.4% (as of 2020), one of the highest in the world, the United States is one of the nations where the obesity epidemic is most prevalent. It is regarded as an epidemic in America and is responsible for the deaths of numerous individuals since it increases their risk of developing diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
In order to prevent obesity from becoming a serious and sometimes fatal condition, World Obesity Day emphasizes the tools and doable solutions that people may use to manage their weight and lifestyle. Everyone, regardless of gender, age, or social position, can become obese. Nonetheless, discrimination towards obese persons is a common occurrence. This is why it's critical to spread knowledge about the illness, its treatments, and to do away with the stigma.
The good news is that making a few small lifestyle adjustments in some circumstances can help prevent obesity. It is crucial to consume a lot of nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and to stay away from anything processed. Exercise is also essential, and even just 30 minutes a day of it, like a daily stroll, can have a huge impact.
What to Do on World Obesity Day?
Learn as much as you can about obesity and the difficulties that those who have it encounter. This should be one of your top priorities. Finally, make an effort to change some of your occasionally prejudiced beliefs about obese individuals and learn to be more welcoming. After that, you can start persuading your family and friends to follow suit.
Let today serve as a constant reminder to maintain your physical wellness. Use this chance to prepare a balanced lunch from home and go for a run or walk in the park. Maybe even take the plunge and join the gym at last!
Casimir Pulaski Day in the United States
In some states, Casimir Pulaski Day is a recognized holiday, therefore certain schools, libraries, banks, and courts are closed on this day.
Several commercial enterprises, as well as federal and state offices, typically remain open. It may be necessary to consult with the local public transit authority about potential timetable modifications if one plans to take public transportation in Illinois on Casimir Pulaski Day.
Kazimierz Puaski, also known as Casimir Pulaski, is renowned for his role in fostering American independence. He held the title of "Founder of American Cavalry." He was born on March 4, 1747, in Warka, Poland. His father was one of the original leaders of the Confederation of Bar, which rose up in 1768 to defend itself from Russian rule over Poland. Casimir took over military command after his father passed away, and his intelligence gained him an enviable reputation. Yet it didn't take long for him to be exiled after being charged with conspiring to kill the monarch.
Benjamin Franklin invited Pulaski to participate in the American Revolution in North America when he met him in Paris. The army of George Washington promptly welcomed him. On September 11, 1777, he engaged in his first battle with British forces at the Battle of Brandywine. He was given a brigadier general's commission and control over all of the American cavalry in return for his daring assault at Brandywine, which enabled the American army to flee from the British.
Pulaski and his troops liberated Charleston, South Carolina, from a British siege in 1779. After that, he was deployed to Savannah as part of an alliance with French allies. After the French attack collapsed, Pulaski entered the fray to exhort the troops and was struck by a cannonball. On October 11, 1779, he passed away and was interred at sea. In 2009, the US Congress passed a joint resolution granting Pulaski honorary US citizenship; the president then had to sign it. On November 6, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the legislation.
Saturday, Mar. 5
- National Absinthe Day
- National Cheese Doodle Day
- St. Piran’s Day
Sunday, Mar. 6
- National Dentist's Day
- National Dress Day
- National Frozen Food Day
- National Oreo Cookie Day
Dred Scott Case
On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court held that black individuals, whether free or enslaved, did not have the right to American citizenship. They had fewer rights than other Americans.
Dred Scott, a slave moved from Missouri to free states by his owners, sued for his freedom in Missouri.
This historic event is not a holiday.
Scott, born into slavery in 1799, migrated with his owner Peter Blow to Alabama in 1818 and Missouri in 1830, both slave states.
Dr. John Emerson bought Scott in 1832 after Blow's death and moved him to Illinois, a free state, then Wisconsin, where the Missouri Compromise prohibited slavery. Scott married Harriet Robinson and gave her to Emerson.
Dred and Harriet Scott remained in Wisconsin as hired slaves in 1837. Emerson brought slavery into a free state, violating the Missouri Compromise. Emerson then married Eliza Sanford in Louisiana, a slave state. Scotts joined their masters in Louisiana after the wedding.
Why they didn't sue for freedom while entering Louisiana, where slaveholders lost their rights if they carried their slaves to free states for extended periods, is unclear.
Once Emerson died in 1843, his wife inherited the Scotts and leased them as slaves. Dred Scott sued after being denied freedom in 1846.
The Scotts sued for their freedom in 1846 in the St. Louis circuit with legal and financial support from their church, abolitionists, and Charlotte Blow, Peter Blow's daughter. One statute allowed black people to sue for unjust enslavement, while the other specified that any slave brought to free territory automatically became free and could not be re-enslaved.
Since the Missouri courts had heard similar cases and the Scotts had lived in free states, victory looked assured. In 1847, the court granted a retrial after a witness gave false testimony.
The correct witness testified in 1850 at the Supreme Court of Missouri that she had leased the Scotts from Emerson. Scotts were acquitted. Emerson appealed, and in 1852, the Missouri Supreme Court reversed the 1850 verdict, ruling that the Scotts were still enslaved because they had not sued for freedom in a free state.
In 1853, Dred Scott sued Emerson's brother, John Sanford, for transferring the Scotts' ownership. At the 1854 Dred Scott v. Sanford trial, the court used Missouri law to keep Scott a slave. Sanford won.
Dred Scott appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which filed Dred Scott v. Sandford. By then, notable abolitionists and politicians supported Scott. John Sanford was used as a front and enabled himself to be sued and represented by pro-slavery supporters during this trial.
Justice Roger Taney, who opposed slavery but supported state rights, presided. Consequently, he ruled that African Americans, freed or enslaved, had no rights as citizens and could not sue in federal court. He also claimed the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional because Congress had no jurisdiction to stop slavery.
Dred Scott lost 7-2 on March 6, 1857.
After the US supreme court judgment, Eliza Emerson married an abolitionist who sold Scott and his family to Taylor Blow, son of Peter Blow, after discovering his wife owned a family of slaves. Taylor liberated the Scotts in May 1857.
Abolitionists protested the Supreme Court's decision, believing it was an attempt to end the slavery discussion. This intensified the North-South divide over slavery and eventually to Southern secession and the American Civil War.
National Day of Unplugging
National Day of Unplugging is on the First Friday of March and encourages people to try a digital detox and unplug for 24 hours, from sundown to sundown. Nowadays, we are all attached to our smartphones, computers, TVs, and WiFi connections allow us to be on the internet 24-7. Because of this, sometimes we forget to be present in the real world, as we are more concerned about documenting our lives on social media. National Unplugging Day is the first step to being less dependent on technology, the perfect opportunity to unwind, read a book, go outside, be with people, without being glued to our phones.
National Day of Unplugging was created in 2009, by the non-profit organization Reboot and the Sabbath Manifesto, who both realized that the increased usage of smartphones could have a long term impact on people's mental health. Their goal is to inspire people to slow down in a hectic world and make them realize that technology does not need to be a constant presence in their lives by spending a whole day with no electronics and no phones.
The first National Day of Unplugging events started out as small groups of people getting together for tech-free dinners, but today this holiday has partners all around the country and the world who sponsor live unplugged events every year. Today, the unplugging movement is a project of the Unplug Collaborative.
The Benefits of Unplugging
Computers and smartphones have benefited us much. We have access to a vast amount of knowledge thanks to our constant internet connection, and there are apps for everything that make our life simpler. We can even communicate with those who live far away. Yet, there are a number of unfavorable effects as well. We stop interacting with people in person, worry excessively about how our lives will appear on social media, and get less sleep. Technological addiction is a genuine thing! Here are a few advantages of putting our phones aside for even a day:
Stress is lessened. We feel as though we must continually engage with people and social media when we spend all of our time on our phones. On the other hand, watching individuals share pictures of their life on Facebook and Instagram might lead us to compare ourselves to them and feel as though we must live up to unrealistic ideals. By taking a break from everything, we become more appreciative of our life, present-focused, and under less strain.
It has health advantages. Most of us can blame our smartphones for our poor posture and back pain. Tech- Neck pain is a serious issue brought on by individuals constantly gazing at their phones. Imagine a day without headaches or neck pain!
It enhances our mental well-being. As was already indicated, social media can give us the impression that we are less than others, which can lead to feelings of envy, loneliness, and melancholy. However, constantly consuming a lot of negative news on the internet is not healthy (this is known as doomscrolling). We can gain perspective, establish limits with ourselves, and improve our self-esteem by taking a break from social media.
How to Participate in National Unplugging Day
Of course, turning off all of your electronics for a day is the first step. At night, turn off your laptop and phone and don't use them again until the following evening (or longer, if you want to!).
Then, the options for what you can accomplish with your day are virtually unlimited. You can meet up with some pals in advance and spend the day together unplugged but interacting in real life. You can also read the book you've been wanting to read, take a walk, cook a huge meal, catch up on chores, or go on a date.
National Dentists Day
They're important for our health, but visiting them makes us nervous. To honor the dentists who maintain our teeth, we commemorate National Dentist's Day on March 6. Good oral hygiene is crucial for a long and healthy life, yet dentist visits can be scary. It means we can keep eating sweets—in moderation!
National Dentist's Day history
National Dentist's Day is a chance for patients to thank their dentists and for dentists to promote dental health. Its origins are unknown. National Dentist's Day may show everyone that seeing the dentist isn't intimidating and that proper dental hygiene is easy and worth it!
Dentists diagnose, prevent, and treat oral disorders, as we all know. Did you know that barbers were the first dentists in the Middle Ages? Guild barbers, who performed sophisticated procedures, were the more educated dentist-barbers. Lay barbers performed basic surgery and teeth extraction.
France founded dentistry in 1728. By 1760, American-born dentists had joined European immigration in the US. America pioneered forensic dentistry. The American Dental Society was created in 1859, while the DDS degree was established in 1840.
Dentists are vital medical professionals today. Our oral health affects our overall health. Although though many of us fear the dentist, the experience of leaving with clean teeth, fixed cavities, and no discomfort is worth it. If you've been flossing, brushing, and avoiding junk food, your dental check-up should be fine!
National Dentist Day Celebrations
This day is a reminder to schedule a dental checkup if you've been putting it off. You'll realize it's safe and feel better!
Send your dentist an email, card, chocolates, or flowers to thank them for keeping you healthy. Reward your dentist if you have an appointment on this day by following their advice and maintaining your oral health.
Encourage friends and family to visit the dentist, and teach your children how important it is to brush their teeth and that the dentist is not scary.
Share a photo of you smiling with the hashtag #NationalDentistsDay to promote your dentist.
Monday, Mar. 7
- National Be Heard Day
- National Cereal Day
Tuesday, Mar. 8
- Commonwealth Day
- International Women's Day
- National Proofreading Day
International Women's Day
March 8 is International Women's Day worldwide. It commemorates women's social, political, economic, and cultural achievements and promotes gender equality. Businesses and schools are open in the US, even though it's a holiday elsewhere.
International Women's Day's color and logo are purple and Venus. The UK Women's Social and Political Union established Purple, Green, and White as the colors for women's rights in 1908. Purple symbolizes justice and dignity, Green hope, and White purity, which was removed because it was outdated.
During the industrial revolution, population growth and precarious jobs led to the fight for a day to celebrate women in the 1900s. Radical ideologies increased, and mistreated people fought for their rights.
Unrest and depression ensued, and labor movements voiced their dissatisfaction. 15,000 New York women marched for better pay and voting rights in 1908.
In 1909, garment workers went on strike to protest their working conditions and low pay, and on February 28, the Socialist Party of America's Theresa Malkiel organized the first National Women's Day in America. Until 1913, the last Sunday of February was this day.
At a 1910 conference in Copenhagen, Clara Zetkin of the German Women's Office, inspired by these movements, proposed an International Women's Day where all nations would demand better rights and equality for women. This was approved, and on March 19, 1911, many European countries celebrated the first International Women's Day. The Triangle Fire in New York on March 25 killed 146 women, factory workers in precarious conditions, highlighting the need for awareness of women's working conditions.
March 8 is still International Women's Day.
Women's Day recently
International Women's Day was established by the UN in 1975. By 1977, the UN General Assembly requested that all member states recognize March 8 as the Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to end discrimination and promote women's equality. This global day was declared to be celebrated by each nation according to their customs.
International Women's Day's theme has changed annually since 1996. The first annual theme was Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future. Since then, there have been many themes, including Ending Impunity for Violence Against Women and Girls in 2007 and Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change in 2019.
International Women's Day raises awareness of women's struggles and achievements worldwide. Seminars, conferences, debates, and social gatherings feature community leaders like politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, and TV personalities discussing women's issues and successes, the need for education, the media's portrayal of women, and encouraging women to pursue career equality.
Schools will also hold special lessons and presentations on women's influence in society.
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Wednesday, Mar. 9
- National Barbie Day
- National Get Over It Day
- National Meatball Day
National Meatball Day
Meatballs are more than tasty meatballs to many people. It can symbolize comfort, long family meals, or a trip to Italy. Whether you like spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs for lunch, March 9 is National Meatball Day.
National Meatball Day history
National Meatball Day may have been invented without a record. But whoever did it was right. Meatballs, one of humanity's oldest foods, are a global success. Reason!
Historians believe meatballs were first made in Shandong, China, during the Qin dynasty in the 2nd century B.C. It went to Rome, Persia, Iran, and Europe from there. Today, almost every country in the world has its own meatball recipe, so meatball lovers are spoiled for choice! Swedish meatballs, made with ground beef and pork, onions, white pepper, and salt, are served with gravy, potatoes, and lingonberry jam.
Italian-Americans brought meatballs to Italy and invented spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs are a popular American food because they can be added to spaghetti, rice, pizza, and sandwiches.
Most American meatballs are made with pork, beef, or a combination of the two, but turkey, chicken, and vegetarian meatballs are becoming popular as healthier alternatives.
Meatballs are delicious and versatile. They go in appetizers, mains, and sides. They match everything.
National Meatball Day Celebrations
Make a lot of spaghetti and meatballs for a dinner party to celebrate meatballs. Good food unites people.
Dislike cooking? Many restaurants offer National Meatball Day deals on March 9. Choose your favorite and order lots of meatballs.
Thursday, Mar. 10
- Mario Day
- National Landline Telephone Day
- National No Smoking Day
- National Pack Your Lunch Day
- National Ranch Day
World Kidney Day
World Kidney Day is held on the second Thursday in March to raise awareness of kidney health and kidney disease prevention. Public screenings and risk factor and prevention awareness campaigns mark the day worldwide.
World Kidney Day history
The International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations founded World Kidney Day in 2006. Since then, it has been celebrated worldwide.
Kidney health is often overlooked. Kidneys filter blood, regulate blood pressure, and produce life-sustaining hormones. Kidneys also strengthen bones and produce red blood cells by filtering out toxins.
Kidney failure can be fatal. To keep kidneys healthy, it's important to eat well, exercise, maintain a healthy weight, and check blood pressure and sugar levels.
World Kidney Day educates people about kidney diseases, which are common, harmful, and treatable if caught early. Untreated kidney problems can lead to chronic kidney disease, which can lead to kidney failure.
World Kidney Day Celebrations
Health organizations host kidney health awareness events on this day. These include screenings, free exercise classes, lectures, and seminars.
Donate to a kidney health association to support kidney disease research, treatment, and prevention if you or someone you know has it. You can also become a kidney donor and save a life.
Friday, Mar. 11
- National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day
- National Promposal Day
Satuday, Mar. 12
- Alfred Hitchcock Day
- National Girl Scout Day
National Girl Scout Day
National Girl Scout Day is celebrated on March 12, the birthday of Girl Scouting in the United States. It is part of National Girl Scout Week, which happens from March 8th-14th every year. Girl Scouting in America has millions of members, and it provides girls all around the country with enrichment programs, outdoor activities, and service projects that prepare them for life.
History of National Girl Scout Day
The establishment of Girl Scouting in the United States is where National Girl Scout Day got its start. The Girl Guides of America, as it was initially known, and its original 18 members were officially registered as an organization on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Gordon Low. On the same day, Gordon Low and the 18 girls met for the first time as a Girl Guide troop in Savannah, Georgia.
Juliette Gordon Low intended to teach girls to be resourceful and adventurous, get them out of their homes to explore the outdoors, and get them involved in their communities. She accomplished this by bringing Girl Scouting to America. She eventually made an effort to make contact with comparable groups in an effort to work together and advance the Girl Guides. One of those groups was the Girl Scouts of America, which at the time was led by Clara Lisetor-Lane, who allegedly threatened to sue Gordon Low for stealing her ideas.
Yet when Lisetor-Girl Lane's Scouts of America underwent financial difficulties in 1913, Juliette Gordon Low incorporated the group, changed its name from the Girl Guides to the Girl Scouts of America, and eventually relocated it to New York in 1915.
From that point on, the number of Girl Scouts in America merely continued growing; from 18 girls, the organization now has over 4 million members. The Girl Scouts have had roughly 50 million female members since its founding.
As a result, March 12 is recognized as National Girl Scout Day because it marks the anniversary of the organization's founding in America.
Girl Scouts of America Traditions
Like other similar organizations, the Girl Scouts have their own symbols, traditions, and motto.
The Girl Scouts motto is "Be Prepared". A Girl Scout must always be ready to help when she is needed.
When saying the Girl Scout Promise, the Girl Scouts do their official hand signal - raising three fingers on the right hand, with the thumb over the pinky.
Girl Scout Salute:
Girl Scouts salute other scouts by shaking hands with their left hand and raising the right hand to do the Girl Scout hand sign.
SWAPS stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.”, which are small tokens of friendship that Girl Scouts trade with each other when traveling.
National Girl Scout Day Activities
National Girl Scout Day is observed by past and present Girl Scouts, together with their troops. If you're currently in the Girl Scouts you will likely be celebrating it with your friends, but if you're no longer a Girl Scout you can still participate! Contact the troops you were a part of and ask if you can take part in the celebrations, you can meet the new Scouts and share your experience with them.
Don't forget to share what you love the most about Girl Scouting on social media! Put some of your favorite photos on your profile, with the hashtag #NationalGirlScoutDay.
National Plant a Flower Day
March means that Spring is right at the door, and with its arrival, flowers begin to bloom. Make sure spring is as colorful as possible by taking part in National Plant a Flower Day on March 12. The sunshine and warmer weather of Spring are enough to lift people's moods, but no one can resist the beauty of flowers: their colors and scents can put a smile on anyone's face. Raise your spirits by planting some flowers today!
History of National Plant a Flower Day
March 12, the start of gardening season, is National Plant a Flower Day. Some green thumbs may have realized this was the perfect day to prepare their gardens for Spring and wanted to inspire others!
Today, everyone enjoys gardening. Young people consider themselves "plant parents" and fill their rooms and homes with plants. Everyone can celebrate National Plant a Flower Day!
Start by researching which flowers grow well in your area, and plant perennials so you don't have to replant them every year. On the USDA website. You can grow flowers in pots indoors if you don't have a garden. Remember to research indoor flowers and their care. This is the perfect way to bring Spring indoors.
Daffodils, March's official flower, are everywhere in spring (also known as Narcissus).
How to Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day
On National Plant a Flower Day get your inner green thumb out and get to work on your garden or buy some indoor plants. Do some research before you start your gardening, if you have a local greenhouse visit them to ask for advice regarding plants and tools that you can use.
Sunday, Mar. 13
- National K9 Veterans Day
Daylight Saving Time Starts
Daylight Saving Time’s start happens every year on the second Sunday of March, at 2 a.m. However, because different states have different time zones, this time change occurs at different times.
At 2 a.m the clocks turn forward one hour, essentially taking one hour from the morning, to extend the evenings.
This change happens at 2 a.m because it causes the least disruption to everyday life. Most people are at home and sleeping, trains and public transport are few at this time of day, and bars and restaurants are usually not as busy, thus it doesn’t disturb business.
The History of Daylight Saving Time
Several persons seem to have had the same idea for Daylight Saving Time, therefore its origins are unclear.
Benjamin Franklin sent "An Economical Proposal" to the editor of the Paris magazine in 1784, satirically suggesting adjusting the clocks to save time because Parisians saved money on candles by waking up early. Franklin's satirical letter suggested changing schedules to better match nature's cycles, not clocks.
In 1895, George Hudson proposed a two-hour daylight adjustment akin to Daylight Saving Time. In 1905, William Willet invented Daylight Saving Time after noticing that Londoners slept in late in summer, wasting daylight. "Waste of Daylight" proposes advanced the clocks 20 minutes every Sunday in April and then resetting them every Sunday in October.
Time adjustments only became popular during World War I, when soldiers needed to decrease electrical use to preserve fuel. This alteration was reversed after the War because Americans disliked it. President Roosevelt instituted "War Time"—year-round Daylight Saving Time—during World War Two. 1942–1945.
After the Uniform Time Act and an energy crisis, some states adopted Daylight Saving Time in 1966. Nixon enacted a law in 1974 to advance clocks from January to October. Standard Time was reinstated on October 25, 1974, while Daylight Saving Time resumed on February 25, 1975.
Daylight Saving Time ran from April 1 to October 31 until 2005. Daylight Saving Time was prolonged by four weeks in 2007 by President George W. Bush.
Why do we have Daylight Saving Time?
The initial purpose of daylight saving time was to conserve energy and make better use of daylight.
The axial tilt of the Earth, which varies seasonally, determines how long the day is. As a result, the day is longer in the summer and shorter in the winter.
By moving the clocks forward one hour during the summer, people will have to get up an hour earlier than usual, finish their work an hour earlier, and still have an hour of daylight left over to enjoy. Most people prefer long summer evenings, so this will benefit them.
Although it can be challenging for those with sleeping issues, some people are opposed to Daylight Saving Time since it forces them to adapt to a completely new sleeping pattern. People are at their most fatigued on the days after the time change, which is why productivity is low and there are more traffic accidents at this time of year. Because of this, National Napping Day is observed the day following the implementation of Daylight Saving Time.
Monday, Mar. 14
- National Napping Day
- National Pi Day
- National Potato Chip Day
Pi Day is observed every year on March 14, and it is a day to commemorate the mathematical constant of Pi. It is only a fun observance, and as such, businesses and schools are open as usual.
In the American month/day way of writing a date, Pi Day happens on 3/14. 3.14 are the first three digits of Pi. If you love maths, you can have your Pi Day celebrations at exactly 1:59 a.m or p.m, so that they happen at exactly 3.14159.
Some math lovers also celebrate Pi Approximation Day on July 22, as 22/7 is the fraction that represents Pi.
What is Pi?
Pi is a mathematical constant that defines the ratio of the circumference of a circle in relation to its diameter.
The first calculation of Pi was done by Archimedes, a mathematician in Ancient Greece, who determined the area of a circle by using the Pythagorean theorem.
Since then, Pi has been used throughout history by many different cultures, and it has become an essential part for calculations in many fields such as engineering, construction and physics.
Pi is an irrational and transcendental number, which means it can go on to infinity. In fact, currently, Pi has been calculated by scientists to over 1 trillion decimal places and counting. However, it is usually abbreviated to be used in problem-solving
The word Pi comes from the Greek word perimetros, which means circumference, and the Greek letter has been used to represent it since the 18th century.
History of Pi Day
In 1988 physicist Larry Shaw held the first Pi Day celebration at the San Francisco Exploratorium, a science museum. On that day, people commemorated Pi by having circular parades and eating fruit pies.
March 14 became officially recognized as National Pi Day in the United States by the House of Representatives on March 12, 2009.
Celebrating Pi Day
Many people celebrate Pi Day by eating pies and organizing pie-eating contests. There are also competitions to see who can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places.
The San Francisco Exploratorium still hosts yearly celebrations on March 14, and they now include webcasts.
The exact area of a circumference can never be calculated because the exact value of Pi can never be calculated.
Emma Haruka Iwao spent four months calculating Pi to 31.4 million digits.
- The world record for reciting Pi to the highest decimal places is held by Rajveer Meena, who in 2005 took 10 hours to recite Pi to 70,000 decimal places.
National Napping Day
National Napping Day is an unofficial observance that takes place on the day after Daylight Savings Time starts. It is a day meant to make up for the one hour of sleep that people lose due to the time change.
History of National Napping Day
William Anthony, PhD, a professor and researcher at Boston University, and his wife Camille Anthony became aware of how sleep-deprived people were following the Daylight Savings Time clock shift in 1999. To boost output and happiness, they set out to design a day that would emphasize the health advantages of a brief afternoon nap.
Despite not being an official holiday recognized by the US Government's calendar, many people observe this day by taking a quick nap in the afternoon. It has become more well-known in recent years thanks to social media, where #NationalNappingDay frequently trends and people share memes and images commemorating the occasion.
Napping in Culture
Many Mediterranean countries such as Spain and Italy have long realized the benefits of a quick siesta or riposo. In these cultures, people have been taking quick naps post-lunch for several years and acknowledging their many benefits.
The afternoon is actually the perfect day for a quick nap, as it is the hottest part of the day, and productivity is usually lower due to that, so it is the perfect time for a short break. It also falls right in the middle of the wake cycle and the sleep cycle, which is ideal for the body to regain its rhythm.
The Benefits of Napping
It has been demonstrated that napping boosts concentration and productivity, which improves brain function. Many large corporations, including Google, encourage their employees to take naps during the day since it actually improves their productivity for the remainder of the day. According to estimates, businesses lose millions of dollars a year as a result of employees who are overworked, exhausted, and therefore don't perform as well as they could.
While naps enhance memory and logical reasoning, they also greatly aid cognitive abilities. This is why so many people suggest taking naps when studying breaks since they aid memory retention.
Taking naps also makes you happier and less irritable, which helps you solve problems more logically.
The health benefits of napping include a 37% lower risk of heart disease.
The majority of mammals are known to snooze during the day, so why not humans?
How to celebrate National Napping Day?
The best way to celebrate this day is by honoring William and Camille Anthony’s wishes and have a nap! Find a cozy spot and reap all the benefits of a quick sleep.
Tuesday, Mar. 15
- Ides of March
Wednesday, Mar. 16
- National Artichoke Day
- National Panda Day
Thursday, Mar. 17
- Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
- National Close the Gap Day
- St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick´s Day
On March 17, Saint Patrick's Day is observed to remember the passing of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and to acknowledge the influence of Irish culture in America. Although it is not a recognized national holiday, shops and educational institutions are operating as usual.
Saint Patrick, who was he?
Saint Patrick was born in Britain in the fourth century and was brought to Ireland when he was 16 years old. He managed to flee to France, where he was initiated into the Christian faith, and in 432 he went back to Ireland to spread the religion. He is reported to have constructed numerous monasteries, churches, and schools throughout his lifetime so that he might spread his ideals there.
According to legend, Saint Patrick kept snakes away from Ireland, though it's more likely that this is meant to symbolize him driving off pagans and other non-believers. Shamrocks are now a major part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations since it is also believed that he utilized them to represent the Holy Trinity.
American Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is one of the most widely observed holidays in America today. Saint Patrick's Day celebrations and traditions were brought to America by many Irish immigrants throughout the 18th century. Boston and New York hosted the inaugural Saint Patrick's Day celebrations in 1737 and 1762, respectively. The celebrations continued to grow, and the cities with the highest concentrations of Irish Americans began going all out to observe this day. For example, since 1962, the Chicago River has been colored green to commemorate the occasion.
Irish patriotism continued to grow in America in this fashion, and organizations known as Irish Aid societies were established to promote Irish culture in the nation by planning parades and other events. In order to organize the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade, which is known for being the oldest and largest in the United States of America, New York Irish Aid societies banded together in 1848 for Saint Patrick's Day. Every year, 3 million spectators line the streets to see the five-hour procession, which features 150,000 performers.
In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, several customs have endured through the years. The "wearing of the green," which requires participants to don at least one piece of green attire, is the most well-known. On this day, those who choose not to wear green run the risk of being pinched by others.
The traditional dish for Saint Patrick's Day in America is corned beef and cabbage. Alcohol consumption is also very common, with many people travelling to bars and pubs to celebrate with others. Pubs frequently conduct events with special deals for the day and décor like leprechauns, snakes, and shamrocks.
Suffolk County, Massachusetts observes Evacuation Day as a public holiday on March 17 each year. The American Revolutionary War's British troops' evacuation of Boston on this day in 1776 is commemorated.
Massachusetts observes a public holiday on which employees are given the day off and both companies and schools are closed.
This day should not be confused with New York's Evacuation Day, which took place on November 25, 1783, when the final British troops left the country and the Revolutionary War came to a conclusion.
Evacuation Day's past
The American Army's first significant victory over British forces came on Evacuation Day in Boston.
Boston was assaulted and taken by 1000 British soldiers on October 2, 1768. Eight years of this occupation saw an increase in the number of British soldiers stationed in Boston.
Boston residents were irate, and hostilities between the two sides increased. The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770, when British soldiers were attacked by civilians who threw clams and other objects at them. As a result, the British opened fire into the mob, killing five people and injured many more.
Then, on March 4, 1776, General John Thomas led 2,000 soldiers and laborers in fortifying Dorchester Heights with guns in order to surround the British troops, acting on orders from George Washington. Americans were besieging Boston at the same time. When the British General William Howe and his fleet were encircled by armed opponents and unable to defend themselves, he was forced to decide between attacking and fleeing. On March 17, 1776, he made the latter decision in an effort to avoid a major conflict and sent all 11,000 of his soldiers from Boston to Nova Scotia.
Celebrations and Traditions
An annual procession and a politician's brunch are held to honor the day. The parade is referred to as the St. Patrick's and Evacuation Day Parade since Evacuation Day coincides with St. Patrick's Day and South Boston has a sizable Irish American population.
Some people dress in authentic American Revolutionary War uniforms and take part in reenactments of the siege at Dorchester Heights. Others decide to go to historical locations.
Friday, Mar. 18
- Awkward Moments Day
- National Biodiesel Day
Saturday, Mar. 19
- Certified Nurses Day
- National Let's Laugh Day
- National Chocolate Caramel Day
- National Corn Dog Day
- National Poultry Day
St. Joseph's Day
St. Joseph’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Joseph, is a religious observance known as a feast day, celebrated every year on March 19. It commemorates Saint Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary and Jesus’s Stepfather. This day is thought to have been his birthday. It is not a public holiday, and as such businesses and schools are open, and it is a regular workday.
The History of St. Joseph’s Day
This observance has been established in calendars since the 10th century, however, it wasn’t adopted by the Roman church until the 15th century when Pope Pius V added the custom to the liturgical rite.
Saint Joseph’s Day was established as a feast day in the 19th century.
Who Was Saint Joseph?
According to legend, Saint Joseph was a master craftsman and carpenter who worked with his hands. Joseph became the stepfather of Jesus Christ after he wed the Virgin Mary. The Holy Family is the collective name for the three people.
Since Joseph's accounts are conspicuously lacking from accounts of Jesus's preaching days, it is assumed that he may have passed away earlier than this.
Saint Joseph was designated as the Catholic Church's protector by Pope Pius IX in 1870. He is also the patron saint of fathers, immigrants, labourers, and unborn children. Due of the latter, Saint Joseph is honored on May 1 through a different Catholic celebration.
Father's Day is observed on March 19 in various Catholic nations because Saint Joseph is revered as a role model for fathers worldwide.
Festivals of St. Joseph's Day in the United States
Italians prayed to St. Joseph for abundant harvests at a time of famine in Sicily where crops were failing. With sufficient yields, these prayers were heard, and the famine for the underprivileged was finally over. Italians started bringing food to the saint on an annual basis, placing it on shrines called Saint Joseph's Tables as a sign of gratitude.
This custom is still followed in New Orleans, Louisiana, where there is a sizable Sicilian population. On Saint Joseph's Day, public and private altars are constructed across the city and stocked with foods including pasta, fish, bread, cakes, pastries, and fava beans. When March 19 falls during lent, there must be no meat served. These altars, which house a statue of Saint. Joseph, have been blessed by a priest. The leftover food is then given to charities.
Similar to Mardi Gras parades, large Saint Joseph Day parades are also held in New Orleans. Some individuals think that burying a statue of Saint Joseph upside-down will assist them in selling their home.
Saint Joseph's Day is additionally observed in other U.S. regions with sizable Italian populations, including New York, Chicago, Kansas, and Rhode Island. In these locations, people observe the day by dressing in red as is customary.
Sunday, Mar. 20
- French Language Day
- International Day of Happiness
- National Proposal Day
- National Ravioli Day
- National Single Parent Day
- Spring Equinox
National Proposal Day
The 20th of March is National Proposal Day. The Spring Equinox is an occasion to propose to a special someone by getting down on one knee. It brings with it the onset of Spring, warmer weather, longer days, and fresh starts. National Proposal Day presents a suitable and meaningful alternative for people who are having trouble coming up with the right day to propose!
The background of National Proposal Day
According to legend, John Michael O'Loughlin came up with the idea for National Proposal Day to assist his cousin, whose lover had been too slow to pop the question. O'Loughlin may have wished to assist the pair and serve as a warning to other engaged couples around the nation to take the initiative to propose before it's too late.
National Proposal Day saw an increase in participation as the day soon acquired popularity and spread over the internet. The most common days for marriage proposals are Christmas Day, Valentine's Day, and New Year's Day. But, National Proposal Day is becoming more and more popular every year, and one day it may overtake the most celebrated holidays.
There are many different styles of marriage proposals. Others choose to keep it private, with a unique and romantic evening at home. Some individuals favor a huge and elaborate proposal, like a flashmob. The most crucial factor is to be certain that this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. There is no right or wrong way to approach the situation.
While it has long been custom for men to kneel down and propose to their partners, more and more women are now taking matters into their own hands and proposing to the men! Why not propose on National Proposal Day instead of leap day, as many people do when it occurs?
What to Do on National Proposal Day?
Have you been contemplating proposing to your partner for some time but are having trouble deciding when the ideal moment would be? Have you two ever discussed getting married? Why not get engaged on National Proposal Day to honor the occasion? Let spring's arrival motivate and excite you to begin a new chapter in your relationship.
If you've been waiting for a proposal for some time and it hasn't come, you might want to use National Proposal Day to have a conversation with your significant other about getting engaged and getting married to see if you two are on the same page.
Spring Equinox (Start of Spring)
The beginning of spring is signaled by the Spring Equinox, also known as the Vernal Equinox and March Equinox, which occurs annually on March 20 on average (though it can occur on March 19 or 21 in some years).
The length of a tropical year, or the time it takes for the Earth to complete one circle around the Sun, is determined by this Equinox. There are typically 365 days, 5 hours, and 48 minutes in a year.
The Spring Equinox is what?
The Spring Equinox occurs at the precise time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, an imaginary line above the equator, from South to North, and is therefore directly above the Earth's equator. The Equinox happens at the same time everywhere in the world, although the dates and times vary from one country to the next due to the year it falls in and the different time zones.
Just twice a year, during these two events, does the Sun rise in the East and set in the West for everyone on Earth.
The tilt of the Earth, which is typically 23.4°, is zero at the Equinox, meaning that it is not pointing either towards or away from the sun, but rather perpendicular to its beams. The days grow longer and warmer after the Spring Equinox because the Northern Hemisphere is now facing the sun.
What Equinox Means
The definition of Equinox is Equal Night because on the day of the Spring Equinox, day and night endure roughly the same amount of time. The word Equinox is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night) (about 12 hours).
The first day of spring ushers in earlier dawns and later sunsets around the world because of this universal phenomenon.
Throughout the dawn of time, humans have observed paganic rituals and customs to commemorate the coming of spring and the rejuvenation of nature.
Mexico's Chichen Itza
The Mayans had a strong connection to the sun, routinely tracking its course to keep tabs on sunrises and sunsets and gauge day length to make their calendars.
The renowned El Castillo Pyramid was the site of Mayan sacrifice ceremonies during the Spring Equinox. As the sun shines on one of the pyramid's four sides, which was built in the year 1000 AD, it marks the start of a new season. The Mayans dubbed this phenomenon "the return of the Sun Serpent" because it occurs at the start of Spring and causes the pyramid to appear as though a massive snake is descending the steps.
Woodhenge at Cahokia
Between 900 and 1100 C.E., the Cahokia Woodhenge near Illinois was constructed. It was made up of large timber circles that were situated to the west of Monks Mound. It was believed to be a solar calendar that recorded sunrises, sunsets, equinoxes, and solstices.
The Ostara Holiday
In several languages, Easter is named after the German goddess Ostara. The Wiccan celebrate a holiday in honor of the Goddess on March 21 because she is connected to springtime and rebirth, which is why her festival is observed on the Spring Equinox.
International Day of Happiness
Every year on March 20, people all over the world commemorate the International Day of Happiness. The UN considers happiness, freedom, and wellbeing to be the ultimate goals of humanity, and every country should strive to achieve these. This document aims to highlight these ideals. As it is simply a national holiday in the US, shops and educational institutions are open as usual.
The International Day of Happiness's past
The CEO of Illien Global Public Benefit Corporation, Jayme Illien, launched a $1 million campaign against US Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in 2011 with the aim of establishing a global day to recognize the value of happiness for people all around the world.
In 2008, Illien had previously started a UN project with the goal of creating a global day to raise awareness of the notion that happiness is a human right.
Resolution 66/281, written by Illien and approved by all UN members on June 28, 2012, established the International Day of Happiness as a day to be honored by nations all over the world.
On March 20, 2013, the first International Day of Happiness was observed.
Jayme Illien: Who was she?
When Illien was a young child, she was an orphan who was saved by a charity and transported to live in the United States. He devoted his adult life to assisting and rescuing abandoned children, which gave him a keen understanding of the numerous problems that people today still faced. He came to understand that, in addition to being a universal right, pursuing human happiness should be the ultimate goal of humanity in order to improve the world. He therefore set out to design a day that would raise awareness of his objective.
We celebrate International Day of Happiness for what reasons?
The United Nations established this day in order to highlight happiness as a crucial component of both national public policy and the wellbeing of individuals. They hold that the secret to an inclusive strategy for the countries' development and economic progress is happiness.
This way of thinking was influenced by Bhutan, which is reputed to have the world's happiest inhabitants. Bhutan believes that a country can only flourish if its residents are content with their lives and achievements. As such, they assess their national prosperity using the Gross National Happiness index rather than the Gross National Product index.
So, by connecting their economic development with social and environmental wellness, countries and their citizens can take part in learning how their happiness affects their worldwide impression on this day.
In 2009, the United States, taking a cue from Bhutan's GNH, adopted the Gallup Well Being index to conduct a happiness survey with its citizens. Through questions focusing on work environments, physical and mental health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities, the survey evaluated people's happiness and quality of life.
How the World Happiness Day is observed
The organization Action for Happiness organizes International Day of Happiness celebrations all across the world each year. Also, the day has a yearly theme; for instance, in 2019 the theme was Happy Together.
On this day, people are urged to think about what brings them joy and how they may use that to better the world.
Some decide to celebrate by cheering up others, giving to a good cause, or doing volunteer work.
March Monthly Holidays and Observances in America
National Women's History Month
Endometriosis Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
National Craft Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Brain Injury Awareness Month
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
National Kidney Month
National Nutrition Month
National Social Work Month
Monday, Mar. 21
- Harmony Day
- International Day of Forests
- National Common Courtesy Day
- National Crunchy Taco Day
- National Fragrance Day
- National French Bread Day
- World Down Syndrome Day
- World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day
Every year on March 21, there is a global celebration known as World Poetry Day. It was created by UNESCO with the intention of promoting linguistic diversity and providing voice to endangered languages in order to promote the revival of oral tradition. And what better way to do it than through poetry, one of the most exquisite artistic forms? With the aim of restoring poetry to its former position as one of the most cherished and significant forms of art, World Poetry Day also fosters the teaching, reading, writing, and publishing of poetry as well as communication between poetry and other arts.
International Poetry Day's past
March 21 was designated as International Poetry Day by UNESCO in 1999 at its 30th General Conference in Paris.
The theme of World Poetry Day does not change every year, in contrast to other UN and UNESCO celebrations.
Poetry has been around since prehistoric times in Africa, making it one of the oldest types of writing and art that exists today. It has always given people a way to express their humanity, identity, and self, as well as to write about personal experiences, emotions, and ideas. As a result, poetry reading helps us connect with others on a personal level and find meaning in our experiences and existence. Poetry can help us see things from a different perspective, making it important for adults as well as children to build their emotional intelligence.
Poets are able to convey meaning and ideas more effectively than artists working in other artistic disciplines because of poetry's distinctive language and style, as well as its rhythm, meter, and symbolism.
This is all celebrated on World Poetry Day! Poetry has the ability to transcend linguistic boundaries, which encourages linguistic diversity and multiculturalism by giving everybody a voice. UNESCO wants to bring people together and connect them to their humanity by resurrecting the poetic oral heritage and encouraging poetry performances. Many of us may still relate to works from centuries ago since poetry can discuss universal feelings. Another lovely aspect of poetry is that.
Also, World Poetry Day recognizes and celebrates all poets, both past and present, in an effort to encourage younger generations to take up poetry in an effort to prevent it from becoming a lost art.
Famous American poets
Although being a relatively new nation, the United States has a strong literary legacy that has had a significant impact and influence on other arts. Particularly American poets, many of whom enjoy widespread renown, have a voice that is uniquely American. Do you know any of the most well-known American poets listed here?
- Walt Whitman (1819-1892) His collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, is considered one of the most important pieces of American literature.
- Robert Frost (1874-1963) Frost won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times!
- Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) One of the most celebrated American poets, whose work unfortunately only gained recognition after her death.
- T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) The leader of the Modernist movement in poetry. Author of The Waste Land.
- Langston Hughes (1901-1967) Leader of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights activist.
- Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) Pioneer of confessional poetry. The first person to win a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.
How to Celebrate World Poetry Day
Typically, on World Poetry Day, government entities, arts organizations, communities, schools, and libraries host readings, seminars, or talks to honor poetry and poets. Find out if there are any in your area and go meet other poetry enthusiasts.
Are you curious to know more about American poetry? Find out about some American poets and their work by doing some research, or even better, if you're close to Washington, DC, go to the American Poetry Museum.
Why not give poetry writing a try? It's not required, but it can be a healthy method to express your emotions.
Attend poetry readings to support the art form, or arrange your own poetry slam to give poets a platform to perform!
Tuesday, Mar. 22
- American Diabetes Association Alert Day
- Bavarian Crepes Day
- Daffodil Day
- National Goof Off Day
- World Water Day
Wednesday, Mar. 23
- Melba Toast Day
- National Chia Day
- National Chip and Dip Day
- National Puppy Day
- Near Miss Day
- Pakistan Day
- World Meteorological Day
National Puppy Day
National Puppy Day is an unofficial holiday that takes place every year on March 23. The purpose of this day is not only to celebrate puppies but to shed light on the cruelty that happens in puppy mills and encourage adoption from overcrowded shelters.
History of Puppy Day
This day was created in 2006 by animal expert and behaviorist, author Colleen Paige. She is also credited with being the inventor of many other pet-related holidays. Paige believed that there needed to be a day to bring awareness to the abusive practices taking place in puppy mills, and to the fact that there are many abandoned dogs in need of adoption and loving families.
Celebrating National Puppy Day
On March 23, some shelters will hold events where people can visit and spend time with the dogs, to encourage the adoption of those dogs who need a home.
You can also celebrate by volunteering at said shelters or raising awareness of the necessity of adoption. Those with dogs can commemorate by treating them to a special day.
Thursday, Mar. 24
- National Cheesesteak Day
- National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
- World Tuberculosis Day
National Cheesesteak Day
On March 24, the cheesesteak sandwich is honored on National Cheesesteak Day. The sandwich, sometimes referred to as a Philly cheesesteak and originated in Philadelphia, is constructed with melted cheese spread over sliced beefsteak inside a long hoagie bread. The cheesesteak, an indulgent and delectable American specialty, has grown from its modest beginnings to become a cultural icon, and many people have strong opinions on where you can get the best cheesesteak sandwich.
National Cheesesteak Day's past
National Cheesesteak Day unfortunately lacks a creator, as is the case with many other cuisine holidays. We may never know if it was made by a fan of cheesesteaks or by a restaurant looking to advertise its cheesesteak specials.
The origins of the cheesesteak sandwich are not obscure, but they are hotly contested, much like the day it is celebrated. No one appears to be able to agree on the precise origin of this American institution.
The most widely accepted theory, which is confirmed by the official tourism website for Philadelphia, holds that two Philadelphia hot dog sellers named Pat and Harry Olivieri invented the cheesesteak in the 1930s. When a cab driver passed by Pat and Harry's hot dog stall and inquired about the sandwich, they decided to prepare it with grilled slices of beef and onions instead of cheese. The man suggested Pat and Harry start selling this steak sandwich instead of hot dogs. They did, too. Due to the success of the steak sandwiches, Pat eventually launched Pat's King of Steaks, which is still operational today.
Gradually, other eateries caught on to this specialty and started offering their own takes on the cheesesteak sandwich. Joe "Cocky Joe" Lorenza, a worker at Pat's, is recognized as the inventor of the provolone cheese addition to the cheesesteak sandwich.
Today, cheesesteaks are available in high-end restaurants, fast food franchises, street food carts, and family-owned businesses. The majority of Philadelphians have very strong opinions on where to locate the best cheesesteak, and it has truly become a Philadelphian institution that competing cheesesteak establishments may be found there.
Observing National Cheesesteak Day: Ideas
This one seems rather apparent. The only legitimate way to honor this American institution is to devour a cheesesteak right now.
On March 24, many restaurants offer National Cheesesteak Day specials, allowing you to enjoy this famous sandwich at a reduced cost (maybe even go all out and eat two?). After all, it is a momentous day.) If you're fortunate enough to reside in Philadelphia, it's even better, but even if you don't, there are probably some eateries serving cheesesteaks close by.
Are you a fan of cheesesteaks? Finally, if you get the chance, why not visit the place where it all began? To determine once and for all which restaurant delivers the best cheesesteak, travel to Philadelphia and tour all of the eateries serving the sandwich.
If you enjoy cooking, get your hands dirty and create your own homemade cheesesteak sandwich. Make National Cheesesteak Day a huge event by inviting some friends over.
Friday, Mar. 25
- International Waffle Day
- Maryland DayFederal
- National Lobster Newburg Day
- National Medal of Honor Day
- Tolkien Reading Day
Saturday, Mar. 26
- Epilepsy Awareness / Purple Day
- Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
- National Nougat Day
- National Spinach Day
- Nike Air Max Day
- Wear A Hat Day
On March 26, people all across the world observe Purple Day to raise awareness of epilepsy. Although though this neurological condition affects 3.5 million people in the United States and about 50 million people worldwide, there is still a lot of stigma and misunderstanding about it. With the aid of the numerous grassroots organizations devoted to the cause, Purple Day exists to dispel misconceptions about the condition and reassure those who experience it that they are not alone. It also serves as an inspiration for them to engage with their community and advocate for better epilepsy education.
The origins of Purple Day
Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old from Nova Scotia in Canada, started Purple Day in 2008. After learning that she had epilepsy, Cassidy started to comprehend the difficulties faced by those who had the neurological condition, particularly the stigma that surrounds it as a result of ignorance and lack of understanding. Her intention was to establish a day that would increase public understanding of epilepsy, provide individuals and organizations with a forum to do so, all while eradicating any associated fear and providing a network of support for those who are affected by it.
The first Purple Day for Epilepsy Campaign was organized by Cassidy with assistance from the Epilepsy Society of Nova Scotia on March 26, 2008. The Anita Kauffmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association collaborated in 2009 to promote Purple Day as a global awareness campaign, enlisting the support of politicians, celebrities, organizations, corporations, and schools.
Several schools, organizations, celebrities, and politicians have held events in support of the campaign to raise awareness of epilepsy and eliminate the stigma associated with the condition and individuals who have been diagnosed with it since Purple Day was first observed.
Epilepsy: What is it?
In its most basic form, epilepsy can be described as a neurological condition that affects the brain and central nervous system and results in periodic seizures of varying length and intensity. Many forms and causes of epilepsy produce seizures of differing intensities.
Epilepsy is the fourth most prevalent neurological illness and can afflict anyone, regardless of gender or age. However, it is very treatable; in fact, 70% of people with epilepsy can stop having seizures by taking medicine alone. There are additional successful treatments that can manage or even completely eradicate seizures for the 30% of people with epilepsy that does not respond to medication.
Despite all of this, there is still a lot of incorrect information out there concerning epilepsy, and those who have been diagnosed with it frequently face discrimination as a result. Epilepsy sufferers can still manage their condition with therapy and lead regular lives.
What to Do on Purple Day
People are urged to dress in purple on this day to demonstrate their support for the cause. If you participate in the purple-wearing campaign, don't forget to start a dialogue with friends and family to inform them about epilepsy and support efforts to eliminate the stigma attached to it.
Want to do more to assist? Participate in a fundraiser by volunteering, or organize one yourself in your neighborhood. Also, you can contribute to the research being done to find a cure for epilepsy.
Sunday, Mar. 27
- British Summer Time Begins
- International Scribble Day
- National Joe Day
- National Spanish Paella Day
- Quentin Tarantino's Birthday
National Joe Day
National Joe Day, a unique and entertaining unofficial holiday, is celebrated on March 27 in honor of all Joe incarnations and the Average Joes of America. Therefore this day is all about celebrating you, whether you're a Joe, Joseph, Joey, Jody, Jo, Johanna, or Josephine! Take advantage of the occasion by gathering your pals for a nice cup of coffee.
No information is available on the origin of National Joe Day or its creator. But, we may hazard a guess that it was either someone named Joe or someone who genuinely wanted to express their gratitude to a special Joe in their life.
Joe and all of its variations are classic, all-American names that have maintained their popularity ever since the United States was created. Most Americans either know someone named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, Jodie, or Jo-Ann, or they themselves have one of those names. Joe is such a common, everyday name that the terms "Average Joe" and "Lucky Joe" were created decades ago and are still used today to represent a typical American who is ordinary, but affable and reliable.
At the same time, many people connect Joe with their preferred hot beverage: coffee. There are a few explanations as to why the phrase "a cup of Joe" started to be used frequently to refer to a cup of coffee in the 1940s:
The first and most popular explanation is that it was named after Josephus Daniels, a secretary of the Navy who forbade alcohol consumption on board and urged sailors to increase their coffee intake.
Instead, according to some, the phrase refers to Joe as a "common man moniker" for coffee, a "common man drink."
This is the perfect day for you to celebrate, whether you are a Joe, have a Joe in your life that you adore, or just like a warm cup of Joe!
Some Famous Joes
With it being such a popular American name, it is no wonder that so many beloved American famous people are named Joe. Here are a few of them:
- Joe Biden - The current President of the United States
- Joe Montana - American Football Player
- Joe DiMaggio - Baseball Player
- Jodie Foster - Actress
- Joe Cocker and Joe Jonas - Musicians
- Joe Pesci - Actor and Comedian
Who is your favorite famous Joe? Send them a message of appreciation on National Joe Day.
How to Celebrate National Joe Day
Call them, invite them out, or post something on social media with the hashtag #NationalJoeDay to show your thanks for all the Joes and Jos in your life.
Do you also want to be honored today? For the day, change your name to Joe or Jo and enjoy the compliments. With your friends, it will be a good time, and it will raise awareness of this strange occasion.
Perhaps you may toast the occasion by getting a cup of your preferred coffee!
Monday, Mar. 28
- Lady Gaga's Birthday
- National Black Forest Cake Day
- National Something On a Stick Day
- National Triglycerides Day
- Respect Your Cat Day
Tuesday, Mar. 29
- National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
- National Smoke and Mirrors Day
- National Vietnam War Veterans Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
Every year on March 29, the nation observes National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It is a day to remember those who participated in the Vietnam War, many of whom weren't given a warm welcome when they returned. Business and educational institutions are open as usual because it is not a federal holiday.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day's past
Since 1973, on March 29 or 30, a few states have independently observed this day.
On March 29, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, President Obama officially declared it to be celebrated for one day only. National Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed on March 29 since that was the day in 1973 when the final American POWs were safely brought back to the country and when US forces departed from the conflict.
The Vietnam Veterans Day Coalition of States Council petitioned President Trump in 2016 to declare March 29 to be a national holiday honoring veterans of the Vietnam War. President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 on March 28, establishing March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day and designating this day as one on which the US flag should be flown at half-staff.
How to observe National Veterans of the Vietnam War Day
The majority of US cities will host speeches, ceremonies, and luncheons on March 29 to remember and honor Vietnam War Veterans.
The American flag is flown outside by many businesses and individuals. Veterans Day is a day when people show their appreciation for their service by buying the veterans meals and hearing their wartime tales.
The Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C., where many people go to pay their respects, hosts the largest ceremony.
Wednesday, Mar. 30
- Doctors' Day
- Little Red Wagon Day
- National I Am In Control Day
- National Pencil Day
- National Virtual Vacation Day
- Take a Walk in the Park Day
- Turkey Neck Soup Day
- World Bipolar Day
National Doctors' Day
Every year on March 30, there is a federal holiday known as National Doctors' Day. It's a day to express gratitude to physicians for all they do to ensure the health of people in their care as well as the communities they serve.
The origins of Doctors Day
The idea for this day first came to Eudora Brown Almond, a doctor's wife in Winder, Georgia, in 1933. She believed there should be a day to honor all the work doctors perform for their patients.
On the first day of the holiday, Eudora sent cards to various doctors and laid red carnations on the graves of notable local doctors who had passed away.
We decided to commemorate this day on March 30 since it was on that date in 1842 that Dr. Crawford W. Long successfully carried out the first anesthetic technique before a surgery.
This holiday has been connected to the Southern Medical Alliance since a motion to make it an official holiday was put forth at a meeting of the group in 1935.
President George H. W. Bush only officially declared March 30th, National Physicians' Day, a national holiday in 1990.
Ways to honor your physician
It's a terrific idea to schedule a checkup on National Doctors' Day and express your gratitude to your doctor for keeping you healthy. You can send them a card or the customary red carnation, which serves as this holiday's emblem.
Thursday, Mar. 31
- Manatee Appreciation Day
- National Bunsen Burner Day
- National Clams on the Half Shell Day
- National Crayon Day
- National Farm Workers Day
- National Tater Day
- Transgender Day of Visibility
- World Backup Day
World Backup Day
Have you lost important files because your computer crashed? Has your phone crashed, losing all your photos and videos? World Backup Day on March 31st reminds you to regularly back up your files and documents to keep them safe. Despite improving reliability, phones, computers, and hard drives can still lose all your data in seconds. Stop procrastinating and backup your files and photos on March 31st. It's easier and faster than ever!
World Backup Day history
Digital consultant Ismail Jadun founded World Backup Day in 2011. Jadun saw a Reddit post about losing a hard drive and wishing someone had reminded them to backup their data.
Jadun suggested a global day to remind people to sit down and back up their important files and documents. He chose March 31st for World Backup Day because it's the day before April Fool's and only a fool would forget to backup their data. Losing all your files on April Fool's Day can feel like the universe is pranking you. On World Backup Day, backup all your devices to avoid that!
Jadun encourages participants to take a pledge on March 31st and share it with their followers every year, which spread the day across the internet and many social media platforms. "I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on World Backup Day, March 31st."
Safety requires data backup. Backups protect data from viruses and hackers.
File and Document Backup
Technology makes data backup easy. Most devices allow file backup and protection. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, and others offer backup services like iCloud, Google Drive, and Windows Backup and Restore. You can usually backup all your data by going to your device's settings. Voila! Your valuable data is safe in minutes.
World Backup Day raises awareness of how much data is lost annually due to 60 million computers crashing, 200,000 smartphones being lost or stolen, and other factors that put our files at risk. Two copies of your data should be on physical storage (like a phone, computer, USB flash drive, or hard drive) and one in the cloud.
César Chávez Day
Every year on March 31, Americans celebrate César Chavez Day as a federal holiday. It honors the birth and contributions of César Chávez, a pioneer in the labor and civil rights movements. In ten states, including California, Arizona, and Colorado, it is a state holiday, meaning that all businesses are closed and individuals are given the day off. To see if something applies to you, look locally.
The origins of Cesar Chavez Day
Since 2003, the state of Nevada has celebrated César Chávez's birthday, and in 2009 a state law was established mandating that the governor of the state designate March 31 as César Chávez Day every year.
Barack Obama, who was a senator at the time, proposed making March 31 a federal holiday in recognition of the civil rights crusader in 2008. Several Grassroots Organizations took this up and supported it.
President Barack Obama did not formally declare March 31st as César Chávez Day and a federal memorial holiday until March 28, 2014.
César Chávez, who was he?
Chavez, who was born in Arizona in 1927, began working as a migrant farmworker at the age of ten. His family had to move around the country growing and gathering fruit and vegetables for pitiful earnings after losing their property during the Great Depression in order to survive.
His desire to fight for better conditions was sparked by his proximity to the struggles faced by migrant workers as well as his personal experience with unfair treatment, low pay, and unfavorable working conditions.
At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy in an effort to escape the life of a migrant farmer, but he soon changed his mind and departed two years later. He then returned to working in the fields until 1952, when he decided to become a labor organizer.
By joining and actively participating in the Community Service Organization, he developed into a civil rights advocate during this year.
Along with Dolores Huerta Chávez, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Organization in 1962, where he organized farmworkers and pushed for higher wages and safer working conditions. The NFWA swiftly established itself as America's first prosperous farmers' union.
By planning the first strike against grape producers in 1965, the NFWA and the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee came together. The grape growers successfully ended the five-year strike by providing the workers with proper contracts and compensation.
These two organizations joined the next year to form the United Farm Workers, of which Chávez served as president from 1972 until his passing in 1993.
The nonviolent methods in which César Chávez protested and battled for the principles he upheld earned him notoriety. He led marches, boycotts, and hunger strikes to advocate for the rights of farmworkers, and he also opposed racial discrimination against Chicanos.
50 000 people attended his funeral after he passed away, and President Bill Clinton presented him with the Medal of Freedom posthumously.
How should César Chavez Day be observed?
This day was established as a celebration to inspire and promote community service.
Because of this, community and civil rights leaders use this day to deliver speeches about César Chávez's legacy, principles, and the ways in which his efforts and struggles have benefited society.
This day is also used to raise awareness of issues relating to worker's rights, such as the requirement for adequate medical insurance and competitive pay.
One of the most significant days of the year for all baseball fans, Opening Day celebrates the start of the Major League Baseball season and is referred to as "America's National Pastime." The first week of April is typically when the season begins, however it has occasionally occurred in the final week of March. Opening Day in 2020 has to be moved to July 23 and 24, because to COVID-19.
Background of Opening Day
The Cincinnati Reds, the first all-professional baseball team in the United States, threw the first pitch of Major League Baseball on April 22, 1876, earning them the distinction and privilege of "opening the Openers" and hosting Opening Day. They performed this honor from 1876 to 1989. Opening Day is celebrated with tremendous splendor in Cincinnati, where it is designated as a city holiday. Reds supporters of all ages may be seen participating in the Findlay Market Parade.
Opening Day has historically provided a chance for US presidents to demonstrate their leadership abilities. On April 14, 1910, William Howard Taft became the first President to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Eleven Presidents have since done the same.
One of the most significant aspects of American culture is on show at the Major League Baseball season opener. Opening Day is a really national occasion, and thousands of baseball fans observe it as an unofficial holiday, with many skipping work or class to attend their team's home opener, which often takes place in the afternoon.
Opening Day should typically take place on a Monday. It has, however, occasionally been set for a Thursday or Friday to prevent the World Series from going into November. Opening Day in 2018 occurred on March 29, making it the earliest start in MLB history for all American teams.
Once the World Series is done, the majority of baseball fans start anxiously counting down the days until the following Opening Day.
What to Do on Opening Day
Join the excitement of the millions of other baseball fans on Opening Day.
If you can, attend the game in person to feel the full excitement and energy of opening day. Nothing compares to being right in the thick of things, enjoying the splendor of America's favorite activity with thousands of other spectators!
unable to enter a stadium? On opening day, the game will almost certainly be shown in a sports bar close by. In addition to getting to cheer on your preferred team while enjoying some delectable chicken wings or onion rings, you can still take pleasure in the camaraderie of other baseball fans. Have family and friends over to your place to watch the game and have a BBQ if sports bars aren't your thing.
On Opening Day, Major League Baseball strongly advises all baseball fans to support their team by donning a team cap.
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