March is officially upon us — the third month of the year and the second month with 31 days in it — and, to celebrate, we are taking a look at all of the holidays and celebrations honored throughout the month.

Some Fun Facts about March

  • March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of the spring is March 1
  • The equinox on the 20th or 21st marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere
  • In ancient Rome, March was the first month of the year
  • The birthstone for March is aquamarine and the flowers are the daffodil or violet

Below is a list of all of the "national" days and holidays you can look forward to celebrating this month!

March 1

  • National Peanut Butter Lovers Day
  • National Fruit Compote Day
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • National Pig Day
  • National Dadgum That’s Good Day

March 2

  • National Banana Cream Pie Day
  • National Old Stuff Day
  • National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)

March 3

  • National Anthem Day
  • National Tartar Sauce Day
  • National Speech and Debate Education Day 
  • National Cold Cuts Day
  • National I Want You to be Happy Day
  • National Mulled Wine Day 
  • National Day of Unplugging (First Friday in March)
  • National Employee Appreciation Day (First Friday in March)
  • National Salesperson Day (First Friday in March)

March 4

  • National Hug a G.I. Day
  • Marching Music Day
  • National Grammar Day
  • National Pound Cake Day

March 5

  • National Cheese Doodle Day
  • National Absinthe Day
  • National Multiple Personality Day

March 6

  • National Dentist’s Day
  • National Dress Day
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day 
  • National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

March 7

  • National Pancake Day (Free Pancake Day at IHOP, changes annually)
  • National Be Heard  Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • National Crown of Roast Pork Day 

March 8

  • National Proofreading Day
  • National Peanut Cluster Day
  • National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day (Second Wednesday in March)

March 9

  • National Barbie Day
  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Get Over it Day
  • National Meatball Day

March 10

  • National Pack Your Lunch Day
  • National Blueberry Popover Day
  • National Mario Day
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 11

  • National Promposal Day
  • National Johnny Appleseed Day
  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • National Worship of Tools Day

March 12

  • National Girl Scout Day
  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • Daylight Saving Time (Second Sunday in March)

March 13

  • National Jewel Day
  • National Coconut Torte Day
  • National Earmuff Day
  • National Good Samaritan Day
  • National K9 Veterans Day
  • National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • National Napping Day (Day after Daylight Saving Day)

March 14

  • National Children’s Craft Day
  • National Learn About Butterflies Day
  • National Pi Day
  • National Potato Chip Day

March 15

  • National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
  • National Pears Helene Day
  • National Shoe the World Day
  • National Kick Butts Day (Changes annually)

March 16

  • National Artichoke Hearts Day
  • National Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • National Freedom of Information Day

March 17

  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  • National Ag Day (Changes annually)

March 18

  • National Sloppy Joe Day
  • National Awkward Moments Day
  • National Biodiesel Day
  • National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • National Quilting Day (Third Saturday in March)

March 19

  • National Certified Nurses Day
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Let’s Laugh Day
  • National Poultry Day
  • National Corn Dog Day (Changes annually)

March 20

  • National Proposal Day
  • National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • National Ravioli Day
  • Spring Begins (Changes annually)

March 21

  • National California Strawberry Day
  • National Common Courtesy Day
  • National Fragrance Day
  • National French Bread Day
  • National Single Parent Day

March 22

  • National Goof Off Day
  • National Bavarian Crepes Day

March 23

  • National Puppy Day (Typically celebrated  on March 23rd,  however observed on a Friday or Monday when falling on a weekend)
  • National Chia Day*
  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • National Near Miss Day
  • National Melba Toast Day

March 24

  • Red Nose Day (Changes annually)
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

March 25

  • National Lobster Newburg Day
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • National Tolkien Reading Day

March 26

  • National Spinach Day
  • Epilepsy Awareness Day (Purple Day)
  • National Nougat Day

March 27

  • National Spanish Paella Day
  • National Joe Day

March 28

  • National Something on a Stick Day
  • National Black Forest Cake Day
  • National Weed Appreciation Day
  • National American Diabetes Association Alert Day (Fourth Tuesday in March)

March 29

  • Manatee Appreciation Day (Last Wednesday in March)
  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • National Little Red Wagon Day (Last Wednesday in March)

March 30

  • National Take a Walk in the Park Day
  • National Doctors Day
  • National I Am in Control Day
  • National Pencil Day
  • National Turkey Neck Soup Day

March 31

  • National Crayon Day
  • National Bunsen Burner Day
  • National Clams on the Half Shell Day
  • National Prom Day
  • National Tater Day