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HOLIDAYS: MARCH 2011

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By Stephen Thomas

 A list of holidays, festivals, designations and special events scheduled for the month of March.

 

MARCH 2011

 

MONTH:

Brain Injury Awareness

Caffeine Awareness

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness

Clean Up your IRS Act

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Craft

Credit Education

Employee Spirit

Endometriosis Awareness

Ethics Awareness

Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering

Eye Donor

Frozen Food

Honor Society Awareness

Humorists are Artists (HAAM)

International Ideas

Irish-American Heritage

Kidney

Listening Awareness

Malignant Hyperthermia Awareness and Training

March Into Literacy

Mental Retardation Awareness

Mirth

Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness

Music in our Schools

Noodle

Nutrition

On-Hold

Optimism

Peace Corps

Peanut

Play-the-Recorder

Poison Prevention Awareness

Red Cross

Save your Vision

Sing with your Child

Small Press

Social Work

Spiritual Wellness

Umbrella

Women's History

Workplace Eye Health and Safety

Youth Art

 

National Week of the Ocean Festival Sea-Son (Mar. 5 - May 7)

Lent (Mar. 9 - Apr. 23)

Deaf History (Mar. 13 - Apr. 15)

Passiontide (Mar. 21 - Apr. 3)

Kite (Mar. 26 - May 1)

 

 

WEEK:

 

1-7:

Cheerleading

Ghostwriters

Write a Letter of Appreciation

 

6-8:

Shrovetide

 

6-12:

Celebrate your Name

Consumer Protection

Girl Scouts

National Pancake

Problem Gambling Awareness

Read an E-Book

Return the Borrowed Books

Teen Tech

Words Matter

 

7-8:

Carnival

 

7-11:

Newspaper in Education

School Breakfast

 

7-13:

National Procrastination

Professional Pet Sitters

Sleep Awareness

 

11-13:

National Snowshoe Championships

 

13-19:

Bubble

Camp Fire USA

 

13-20:

National Wildlife

 

14-19:

International Brain Awareness

 

14-20:

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

 

19-21:

Purim

 

20-26:

Agriculture

American Chocolate

Animal Poison Prevention

National Poison Prevention

Spring Fever

 

21-27:

Act Happy

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Week of Solidarity with the People Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination

Wellderly

World Folk Tales and Fables

 

22-28:

Doctor-Patient Trust

 

27-Apr. 2:

National Cleaning

Root Canal Awareness

 

28-Apr. 3:

National Protocol Officers

 

 

DAY:

 

1(Tu):

Horse Protection

National Pig

Peace Corps 50th anniversary

Peanut Butter Lover's

Plan a Solo Vacation

Refired, Not Retired

 

2(W):

Dr. Suess' Birthday

NEA Read Across America

 

3(Th):

Bonza Bottler

I Want You to be Happy

National Anthem

 

4(F):

Courageous Follower

Employee Appreciation

March Forth - Do Something

National Day of Unplugging (sundown to sundown Mar. 5)

National Grammar

Old Inauguration

Salesperson

Shabbat Across America/Canada

World Day of Prayer

 

5(Sa):

Boston Massacre/Crispus Attucks

 

6(Su):

Dred Scott Decision

Fall of the Alamo

Frozen Food

Namesake

Orthodox Cheesefair Sunday

 

7(M):

Crown Roast of Pork

Fun Facts About Names

National Be Heard

 

8(Tu):

Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

Girls Write Now

International (Working) Women's

Mardi Gras

Organize your Home Office

Paczki ("poonch-kee")

Unique Names

 

9(W):

Ash Wednesday

Learn What your Name Means

Registered Dietitian

 

10(Th):

Blueberry Popover

First Phone Call anniversary

Mario

Nametag

World Kidney

 

11(F):

Dream 2011

Johnny Appleseed

Middle Name Pride

 

12(Sa):

Geneaology

International Fanny Pack

USA Memory Championship

 

13(Su):

Daylight Savings Time (spring forward at 2 a.m.)

Check your Batteries

Good Samaritan Involvement

Ken (Carson) doll's 50th anniversary

NCAA Basketball Selection Sunday

Open an Umbrella Indoors

Uranus

 

14(M):

Einstein

Moth-er

Napping

Pi

Potato Chip

Save a Spider

 

15(Tu):

Ides of March

 

16(W):

Black Press

Freedom of Information

 

17(Th):

St. Patrick's

Absolutely Incredible Kid

Camp Fire USA

 

18(F):

Awkward Moments

National Biodiesel

 

19(Sa):

Chocolate Caramel

Full (Worm) Moon (2:10 p.m.)

Quilting

 

20(Su):

Spring begins (7:21 p.m.)

Buzzard

Great American Meatout

Kiss your Fiancee

National Agriculture

National Jump Out!

Proposal

Won't You Be My Neighbor (Mr. Rogers birthday anniversary)

 

21(M):

Aries (The Ram)

Common Courtesy

International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Memory

 

22(Tu):

American Diabetes Association Alert

International Day of the Seal

World Day for Water

World Meteorological

 

23(W):

Liberty

National Puppy

International Goof-Off

Near Miss

 

24(Th):

Chocolate Covered Raisin

Joe Barbera 100th Birthday anniversary

National Letting Go of Stuff

World Tuberculosis

 

25(F):

Annunciation

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Waffle

Old New Year's Day (through 1751)

Pecan

Tolkien Reading

 

26(Sa):

Earth Hour (8:30 p.m.)

Legal Assistants

Tennessee Williams 100th Birthday anniversary

 

27(Su):

Funky Winkerbean

National Exchange Club 100th Birthday

 

28(M):

Something on a Stick

 

29(Tu):

Knights of Columbus Founder's

 

30(W):

Doctors'

 

31(Th):

Bunsen Burner (Robert Bunsen's 200th Birthday anniversary)

Clams on the Half Shell

National "She's Funny That Way"

 

32(F):

Fool's