Special Days and Observances in March

March Calendar
March Calendar. Image credit: kilukilu / 123RF Stock Photo

The month of March has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it. (See holidays and observances for each month.)

Month-Long Observances

  • Women's History Month
  • Deaf History Month
  • National Craft Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Honor Society Awareness Month
  • National Foreign Language Month
  • Irish American Heritage Month
  • National Ethics Month
  • Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

Week-Long Observances

  • Read an E-Book Week  -  March 6-12
  • National Bubble Week  -  March 6-12 (second week)
  • Celebrate Your Name Week - March 6-12
  • Act Happy Week - March 21-25 (Starts on third Monday)
  • International Brain Awareness Week - March 14-20
  • World Folklore Tales and Fables Week - March 20-26

Special Days and Holidays

First Week

  • March   2  Dr. Seuss's Birthday
  • March   2  Read Across America Day
  • March   4  Hug a GI Day
  • March   4  National Grammar Day
  • March   5  World Book Day
  • March   7  Fun Facts About Names Day

Second Week

  • March   9  Read Aloud Day
  • March   9  Panic Day
  • March   9  Get Over It Day
  • March 11  Johnny Appleseed Day
  • March 12  Genealogy Day
  • March 12  Plant a Flower Day
  • March 14  National Pi Day
  • March 14  Learn About Butterflies Day

Week Three

  • March 15  Incredible Kid Day
  • March 17  St. Patrick's Day
  • March 18  Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • March 20  International Earth Day
  • March 20  First Day of Spring

Week Four

  • March 23  World Meteorology Day
  • March 25  Tolkien Reading Day
  • March 26  Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • March 30  I Am in Control Day
  • March 30  Take a Walk in the Park Day

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