March 2024 Observances for Your

Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for March
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March 2024 Monthly Observances

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month
  • Caffeine Awareness Month
  • Credit Education Month
  • Employee Spirit Month
  • Humorists Are Artists Month
  • International Black Women in Jazz & The Arts Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • International Listening Awareness Month
  • International Mirth Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Mad for Plaid Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Food Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Ladder Safety Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Umbrella Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Paws to Read Month, encouraging kids to read to their pets to improve their reading skills
  • Play-the-Recorder Month
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • Save the Vaquita Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Sing With Your Child Month
  • Social Work Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • Youth Art Month

March 2024 Weekly Observances

  • National Cheerleading Week (March 1-7)
  • National Invest in Veterans Week (March 1-7)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week (March 3-9)
  • National Consumer Protection Week (March 3-9)
  • Return the Borrowed Books Week (March 3-9)
  • Teen Tech Week (March 3-9)
  • Words Matter Week (March 3-9)
  • National School Breakfast Week (March 4-8)
  • Girl Scout Week (March 10-16)
  • Terminite Awareness Week (March 10-16)
  • Brain Awareness Week (March 11-17)
  • Consider Christianity Week (March 17-23)
  • National Agriculture (Ag) Week (March 17-23)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23)
  • National Poison Prevention Week (March 17-23)
  • World Folk Tales and Fables Week (March 17-23)
  • Shakespeare Week in the United Kingdom (March 18-24)
  • Teach Music Week (March 18-24)
  • Wellderly Week, a week celebrating those seniors who never act their age (March 18-24)
  • Week of Solidarity With the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination (March 21-27)
  • Passion Week, the before Holy Week (March 24-30)

    March 2024 Daily Observances

    March 1

    • Baby Sleep Day
    • Dress in Blue Day, raising awareness about colorectal cancer
    • Employee Appreciation Day
    • Meteorological spring begins
    • National Day of Unplugging
    • National Horse Protection Day
    • National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
    • National Pig Day
    • Plan a Solo Vacation Day
    • Refired, Not Retired Day, a day for retired workers to look forward to new adventures as retirees
    • Shabbat Across America and Canada
    • World Compliment Day
    • World Day of Prayer
    • Zero Discrimination Day, a day to promote inclusion and compassion

    March 2

    • National Banana Cream Pie Day
    • NEA’s (National Education Association) Read Across America Day
    • Texas Independence Day

    March 3

    • Canadian Bacon Day
    • I Want You To Be Happy Day
    • Namesake Day
    • National Anthem Day
    • National Cold Cuts Day
    • Simplify-Your-Life Day
    • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
    • World Birth Defects Day
    • World Hearing Day
    • World Wildlife Day

    March 4

    • Fun Facts About Names Day
    • National Backcountry Ski Day
    • National Grammar Day
    • National Pound Cake Day
    • Old Inauguration Day
    • World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

    March 5

    • Mars Day, a day to recognize the Red Planet
    • National Cheese Doodle Day
    • Unique Names Day

    March 6

    • Discover What Your Name Means Day
    • National Dress Day
    • National Oreo Cookie Day

    March 7

    • Nametag Day
    • National Cereal Day
    • World Hyacinth Day

    March 8

    • International Women’s Day
    • Middle Name Pride Day
    • National Peanut Cluster Day
    • National Proofreading Day

    March 9

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

    March 10

    • Check Your Batteries Day
    • Daylight Saving Time begins (March 10 – November 3)
    • International Bagpipe Day
    • International Day of Women Judges
    • Mothering Sunday in England
    • National Blueberry Popover Day
    • National Ranch Dressing Day
    • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    • 96th Annual Academy Awards Presentation in Los Angeles, California

    March 11

    • Dream 2024 Day, a day to focus attention on creating a better world
    • Fill Our Staplers Day
    • Key Deer Awareness Day, to raise awareness about the endangered deer in the Florida Keys
    • National Find Common Ground Day
    • National Napping Day
    • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day

    March 12

    • National Girl Scout Day
    • National Milky Way Day

    March 13

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

    March 14

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

    March 15

    • Brutus Day
    • Consumer Rights Day
    • Ides of March
    • International Day of Action for the Seals
    • International Day to Combat Islamophobia
    • National Peanut Lovers’ Day
    • National Voice-Over (VO) Day
    • True Confessions Day

    March 16

    • Black Press Day, commemorating the founding of the first black newspaper in America in 1827
    • Freedom of Information Day
    • Goddard Day, honoring the achievements of rocket creator Dr. Robert H. Goddard
    • Lips Appreciation Day
    • National Panda Day
    • National Quilting Day
    • No Selfies Day
    • Play-the-Recorder Day
    • Saint Patrick’s Eve
    • Save the Florida Panther Day

    March 17

    • Saint Patrick’s Day
    • World Sleep Day

    March 18

    • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
    • National Biodiesel Day
    • National Sloppy Joe Day
    • Orthodox Green (or Clean) Monday, a Christian observance that encourages eating clean with uncooked vegetables and no meat or dairy
    • Wellderly Day, a day celebrating those seniors who never act their age

    March 19

    • Certified Nurses Day
    • Last Day of Winter
    • National Agriculture (Ag) Day
    • National Chocolate Caramel Day
    • Persian New Year begins

    March 20

    • French Language Day
    • Hindi New Year
    • International Astrology Day
    • International Day of Happiness
    • National Ravioli Day
    • Proposal Day! (observed annually during the spring and autumnal equinox)
    • Spring (first full day) (begins 11pm EST March 19)
    • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, honoring children’s television host Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
    • World Storytelling Day

    March 21

    • Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
    • International Colour Day
    • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    • International Day of Forests
    • Memory Day
    • National Healthy Fats Day
    • World Down Syndrome Day
    • World Poetry Day
    • World Puppetry Day

    March 22

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

    March 23

    • National Chip and Dip Day
    • National Puppy Day
    • National Tamale Day
    • Near Miss Day, commemorating when a large asteroid passed within 500,000 miles of the Earth (1989)
    • World Meteorological Day

    March 24

    • International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
    • National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
    • Palm Sunday
    • Purim, a Jewish holiday celebrating Jewish deliverance, begins at sundown on March 23
    • World Tuberculosis Day

    March 25

    • Full Worm Moon
    • Holi Festival in India, known as the “Festival of Colors,” begins
    • International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    • International Day of Solidarity With Detained and Missing UN Personnel
    • National Medal of Honor Day
    • Seward’s Day in Alaska
    • Tolkien Reading Day, a day to promote the reading of the works of author J. R. R. Tolkien

    March 26

    • American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Alert Day
    • Live Long and Prosper Day
    • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
    • National Nougat Day
    • National Spinach Day
    • Prince Kūhiō Day in Hawaii
    • Purple Day, a day to promote awareness about epilepsy

    March 27

    • A Whole Day for Whole Grain, a day to encourage people to eat foods with whole grains
    • International Balloon Animal Day
    • Little Red Wagon Day
    • Manatee Appreciation Day
    • National Joe Day, honoring those nicknamed Joe in recognition of Joe being the 5th most used name in the United States in 1910
    • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
    • World Theatre Day

    March 28

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

    March 29

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

    March 30

    • Doctors’ Day
    • Easter Even
    • Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
    • International Laundry Folding Day
    • National Turkey Neck Soup Day
    • Support Women Artists Now Day (SWAN Day)
    • World Bipolar Day

    March 31

    • Bunsen Burner Day, a day to honor the birthday of its inventor Robert Bunsen
    • César Chávez Day
    • Easter Sunday
    • International Hug a Medievalist Day
    • National Crayon Day
    • National “She’s Funny That Way” Day
    • “Summer Time” (Daylight Saving Time for the European Union) begins (March 31 – October 27)
    • World Backup Day, encouraging people to save their computer data with regular backups
    March activities for seniors