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March Marketing Observances

Looking for some ideas to fill up your newsfeed and social media platforms? Take some inspiration from these observances! 

Monthly Observances

Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month
American Red Cross Month or Red Cross Month
Bell Peppers and Broccoli Month
Berries and Cherries Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month
Child Life Month
Colic Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
(Different sponsor from National Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Month)
Credit Education Month
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Month
*Deaf History Month (3/13 to 4/15)
Employee Spirit Month
Endometriosis Month
Exotic Winter Fruit & Leeks and Green Onions Month
Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science & Engineering Month
Honor Society Awareness Month
Humorists Are Artists Month
International Expect Success Month
International Ideas Month
International Listening Awareness Month
International Mirth Month
International Women's Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Malignant Hypertension Awareness & Training Month
Music In Our Schools Month
National Athletic Training Month
National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Cheerleading Safety Month
National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
National Clean Up Your IRS Act Month
National Color Therapy Month National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
(Different sponsor from Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)
National Craft Month
National Ethics Awareness Month
National Essential Tremor Awareness Month
National Eye Donor Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
National Kidney Month
National Kite Month (3/29-5/3)
National March Into Literacy Month
National Nutrition Month
National On-Hold Month
National Peanut Month
National Social Work Month
National Umbrella Month
National Women's History Month
Optimism Month
Play The Recorder Month
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Red Cross Month
Save Your Vision Month
Sing With Your Child Month
Small Press Month
Spiritual Wellness Month
Supply Management Month
Trisomy Awareness Month
Women's History Month
Workplace Eye Wellness Month
Youth Art Month
National Week of The Ocean Festival Season: 3/13 - 6/8

March Weekly Observances
Iditarod Race: 1-16
*National Cheerleading Week: 1-7
*National Ghostwriters Week: 1-7
National Maple Syrup Days: 1-2 and 8-9
*National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week: 1-7
*Universal Human Beings Week: 1-7
*Will Eisner Week: 1-7
Celebrate Your Name Week: 2-8 Link (First Full Week)
National Consumer Protection Week: 2-8
National Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2-7
National Pancake Week: 2-8
National Pet Sitters Week: 2-8
National Schools Social Work Week: 2-8
National Severe Storm Preparedness Week: 2-8
National Sleep Awareness Week: 2-8
National Words Matter Week: 2-8
Professional Pet Sitters Week: 2-8
Read an E-Book Week: 2-8
Return The Borrowed Books Week: 2-8
Save Your Vision Week: 2-8
Severe Weather Preparedness Week: 2-8
Telecommuter Appreciation Week: 2-8 (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday 3/2)
Women in Construction Week: 2-8
Newspaper in Education Week: 3-7
National School Breakfast Week: 3-7
Share A Story - Shape A Future Week: 3-7 ? 
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week: 3-9 (From Monday before
3/8 to Sunday after.)
Festival of Owls Week: 7-9 (First Full Week)
American Crossword Puzzle Weekend: 7-9
National Rattlesnake Roundup: 7-9 (2nd Weekend)
American Council on Education: 8-11
National Procrastination Week: 8-14

*Universal Women's Week: 8-14 Link
National Agriculture Week: 9-14
Teen Tech Week: 9-15
Girl Scout Week: 10-15 Link (Always the week with March 12)
International Brain Awareness Week: 10-16
Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week: 10-14 Link (Against
homophobic bullying)
*Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign: 11-17
American Chocolate Week: 16-22 (Always 3rd Full Week) 
Campfire USA Birthday Week: 16-22 ( 3rd Full Week)
Health Information Professionals Week: 16-22
National Animal Poison Prevention Week: 16-22 (3rd Full Week)
National Inhalant and Poisons Awareness Week: 16-22
Termite Awareness Week: 16-22
Flood Safety Awareness Week: 17-21
Act Happy Week: 17-23 (Starts on 3rd Monday)
Flood Awareness Week: 17-21
Wellderly Week: 17-23 (3rd Mon-Sun Week)
Wildlife Week: 17-23
World Folktales & Fables Week: 17-23
National Cherry Blossom Festival: 20-4/13
*Week of Solidarity with People's Struggling Against Racism & Discrimination: 21-27
Tsunami Awareness Week: 23-29
Pediatric Nurse Practioner Week: 23-29
National Protocol Officer's Week: 23-29 (Last Week)
National Cleaning Week: 23-29 (Last Week)
Meat Free Week: 24-30
NanoDays: 29-4/6 L
International Listening Weekend: 28-29
YoYo and Skill Toy Weekend: 29-30
National Week of the Ocean: 30-4/5
Root Canal Awareness Week: 30-4/5

March Daily Observances
NOTE: An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on. 

*Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day: 1
*Endometriosis Day or Wear Yellow Day: 1
*National Horse Protection Day: 1
*National Peanut Lovers Day: 1
*Peace Corps Day: 1 ( Historical 3/1/1961 by Pres. Kennedy)
*Pig Day: 1
*Plan a Solo Vacation Day: 1
*Refired, Not Retired Day: 1
*Saint David's Day: 1
Sock Monkey Day: 1 (First Saturday)
*World Compliment Day: 1
*Zero Discrimination Day: 1
Academy Awards Night: 2
Daughters' and Sons' Day: 2 (First Sunday in March)
*Dr. Seuss Day: 2
Iditarod Begins: 2 (First Sunday in March)
Losar: 2
Namesake Day: 2 (First Sunday)
National Frozen Food Day: 2
*National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: 2
Casimir Pulaski Day: 3 (First Monday in March)  (Note: See also October 11)
Fun Facts About Names Day: 3 (First Monday)
*I Want You To Be Happy Day: 3
*World Wildlife Day: 3
*National Anthem Day: 3
*NEA's Read Across America Day: 3 (Nearest School Day to Dr. Seuss's Birthday 3/2)
*Princess Day: 3
*What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day: 3
Fasching:4
Mardi Gras: 4

Pancake Day:4
Paczki Day: 4 (On Shrove Tuesday)
Shrovetide:4
*Benjamin Harrison Day: 4
*Courageous Follower Day: 4
*Holy Experiment Day: 4
*International Scrapbooking Industry Day: 4
*March Forth-Do Something Day: 4
*National Grammar Day: 4
National Pancake Day (IHOP) : 4
*Old Inauguration Day: 4
Peace Corp Day: 4 (First Tuesday in March - observed)
*Toy Soldier Day: 4
Unique Names Day: 4 (First Tuesday)
Discover What Your Name Means Day: 5  (First Wednesday)
*National Absinthe Day: 5

*Saint Piran's Day: 5
*Day of The Dude: 6
Nametag Day: 6  (First Thursday)
*Oreo Cookie Day: 6
*Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day: 6 (Many schools celebrate this on different dates in March.)
World Book Day: 6
*Cereal Day: 7
Employee Appreciation Day: 7 (Always First Friday) 
Middle Name Pride Day: 7  (2nd Friday)
World Day of Prayer: 7 (Always First Friday)
Dress in Blue Day: 7 (Always First Friday)
*National Be Heard Day: 7
National Doodle Day: 7 (Moved from May 12)
*National Cereal Day: 7
National Day of Unplugging: 7-8 (First Friday) 

*International Working Women's Day: 8
*National Proofreading Day: 8
*National Peanut Cluster Day: 8
*Barbie Day: 9
Check Your Batteries Day: 9 (2nd Sunday)
Daylight Savings Time Begins: 9 (One hour ahead)
*Get Over It Day: 9
*Joe Franklin Day: 9
*Panic Day: 9
Girl Scout Sunday: 9  (The Sunday in Girl Scout Week, or closest to March 12)
Fill Our Staplers Day: 10 (Also Nov. 3. Always Day after Daylight Savings Ends)
*International Day of Awesomeness: 10
*Land Line Telephone Day: 10
*Mario Day: 10
Napping Day (Monday after daylight savings times): 10
*Salvation Army Day: 10
*US Paper Money Day: 10
*Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 10
*Dream 2014 Day: 11
*Johnny Appleseed Day: 11
Organize Your Home Office Day: 11 (2nd Tuesday)
*World Plumbing Day: 11
*Girl Scout Birthday Day: 12
Registered Dietitian Day: 12  (2nd Wednesday)
World Maths Day: 12
*Donald Duck Day: 13  (See also June 9)
*Earmuffs Day: 13
*Good Samaritan Involvement Day: 13
*K-9 Veterans Day: 13
*Ken Day: 13 (the doll)
*L. Ron Hubbard Day: 13
Mothering Sunday: 13
*National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day: 13
*Smart & Sexy Day: 13
Ta'Anit Esther: 13
*Day for Women's Rights & International Peace: 8
Genealogy Day: 8  (2nd Saturday)
*Girls Write Now Day: 8
International Fanny Pack Day: 8  (2nd Saturday)
*International Women's Day: 8

World Kidney Day: 13 (2nd Thursday)
*International Ask A Question Day: 14
*MOTHER Day: 14
*Potato Chip Day: 14
*Pi Day (as in the math pie = 3.14159265 etc.): 14
World Sleep Day: 14
*Brutus Day: 15
*Buzzards Day: 15
*Ides of March: 15
International Sports Car Racing Day:15 Link (3rd Saturday)
*International Day of Action Against Canadian  Seal Slaughter:15
National Quilting Day: 15 (Always 3rd Saturday) 
*True Confessions Day: 15
*World Consumer Rights Day: 15
Freedom of Information Day: 16
Corn Dog Day: 15  (3rd Saturday)
*Curlew Day: 16
*Goddard Day: 16
*Lips Appreciation Day: 16
Purim: 16
*St. Urho's Day: 16
*Campfire Girls Day: 17
*St. Patrick's Day: 17
*National Irish Coffee Day: 17 (Also observed on January 25)
Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day: 17 (3rd Monday)
*Awkward Moments Day: 18
*Forgive Mom and Dad Day: 18
*National Biodiesel Day: 18
*Client's Day: 19
Goddess of Fertility Day: 19 (Day before the Spring Equinox)
Kick Butts Day: 19  (3rd Wednesday)
*National Chocolate Caramel Day: 19
*Operation Iraqi Freedom Day: 19
*Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day: 19
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day: 20 (3rd Thursday)

*Alien Abduction Day: 20 (Started in 2008 at Toronto Alien Festival)
*Atheist Pride Day: 20  (There is another one on June 6)
*Bed-in For Peace Day: 20 (Beatles - John and Yoko)
Companies That Care Day: 20 (3rd Thursday)
*Great American Meat Out Day: 20
International Astrology Day: 20  (Spring Equinox)
*International Day of Happiness: 20  
*French Language Day: 20
*Kiss Your Fiancée Day: 20
*National Jump Out! Day: 20
*National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 20
Ostara: 20 (Spring Equinox)
*Proposal Day: 20
*Now Ruz: 20 (Persian New Year) Same day as the Vernal Equinox
*Snowman Burning Day: 20
Vernal Equinox (Spring): 20 12:57 pm EDT
World Storytelling Day: 20  (Always Spring Equinox)
*Won't You Be My Neighbor Day: 20
*World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People: 20
*Afghanistan Day: 21
*Brain Injury Awareness Day: 21
*International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: 21
*International Day of Forests and The Tree: 21
*International Day of Nowruz: 21
*Memory Day: 21
WE Day: 21 (Note: This has various dates based on city. Check their website.)
*National Common Courtesy Day: 21
*National Day of Action On Syringe Exchange: 21
National Puppy Day: 21
*National Single Parent Day: 21
*Poetry Day: 21
*Spring Fairy Fun Day: 21
*World Down Syndrome Day: 21
*As Young As You Feel Day: 22

*Education and Sharing Day: 22
*International Day of The Seal: 22
*International Goof-off Day: 22
*World Day for Water (aka World Water Day) : 22
*World Day of Metta: 22
*Black Marriage Day: 23
*Near Miss Day: 23
*OK Day: 23
*World Meteorological Day: 23
*International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations
and for Dignity of Victims: 24
*National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day: 24
*World Tuberculosis Day: 24
American Diabetes Association Alert Day: 25  (4th Tuesday)
*International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic: 25
*International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members: 25 Link
National Agriculture Day: 25
*National Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy: 25
*National Medal of Honor Day: 25
*Old New Year's Day: 25
*Pecan Day: 25
*Tolkien Reading Day: 25
*Vaffeldagen (Waffle Day): 25
International Sister Cities Day: 26-28
*Legal Assistants Day: 26
*Make Up Your Own Holiday Day: 26
Manatee Appreciation Day: 26  (Last Wednesday)
*Purple Day: 26
*Spinach Day: 26
*Celebrate Exchange Day: 27
*Education and Sharing Day: 27
*Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day: 27
*Viagra Day: 27

*Barnum & Bailey Day: 28
*Virtual Advocacy Day: 28
*Weed Appreciation Day: 28
Earth Hour: 29 (Not to be confused with Earth Day. This pertains to turning off lights.)
*Knights of Columbus Founders Day: 29
National Day of Unplugging: 29-30
*National Mom & Pop Business Owner's Day: 29
*Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day: 29
*Texas Loves The Children Day: 29
*Doctors Day: 30
*Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day: 30
*Honesty Day: 30
*I Am In Control Day: 30
*Pencil Day: 30
*Torrents Day: 30
*Bunsen Burner Day: 31
*Cesar Chavez Day: 31
*National "She's Funny That Way" Day: 31
*Terri's Day: 31

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