200+ Fun Holidays in March to Celebrate with Your Family

February 8, 2023

Carrie Fernandez


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There are some fun holidays in March that can take a regular boring homeschool routine and turn it into a fun themed day. I bet there are so many days in the huge list below, besides the national March holidays that you never even knew existed! So, get out your calendar and start planning how you want to celebrate these fun March holidays

Fun Holidays in March

Fun Holidays in March

Did you know that every month has silly and unique days that you can celebrate each year? Some fun holidays involve food, other days revolve around historical events and activities. Explore the fun holidays in March and make a list of the ones you want to incorporate into your school day. 

March National Holidays

  • National Peanut Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • National Crafting Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Nutrition Month

Ideas for incorating March National Holidays into your homeschool day: 

Learn about womens hisory heroes who made a difference using free printable women’s history month printables. Eat pasta, fill in a blank food pyramid to learn about nutrition, and get crafting!

March Holidays That Dates Change Each Year

  • Women in Construction Week
  • Return Borrowed Books Week
  • Read an E-Book Week
  • Purim
  • Spring equinox/First Day of Spring (Northern Hemisphere)
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins

Teach your kids about Purim and other biblical feasts, explore the moon phases using a free phases of the moon printable, and learn why Daylight Savings Time exists

March Holidays that Start on Specific Days/Weeks

  • Begins 1st Monday – Newspapers in Education Week
  • 3rd Full Week – American Chocolate Week
  • 4th Week –National Clutter Awareness Week
  • Third Thursday – Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (this is a trademarked holiday)
  • 2nd Sunday – Daylight Saving Time Starts
  • 1st Thursday – World Book Day
  • Tuesday of the First Full Week in March – Unique Names Day
  • Second Thursday of March – World Kidney Day
  • Second Saturday in MarchGenealogy Day
  • Third Saturday in MarchNational Quilting Day
  • Last Wednesday in March – Manatee Appreciation Day

Buy a newspaper and teach your kids about some age appropriate news. Of course, eat chocolate and celebrate Absolutely Incredible Kid Day! You can also explore your geneology and soend the day reading on World Book Day.

Fun March Holidays

March 1

  • National Pig Day
  • Frédéric Chopin’s birthday (1810)
  • World Compliment Day
  • National Pancake Day
  • National Horse Protection Day
  • Glenn Miller’s birthday (1904)
  • Peanut Butter Lovers Day
  • Zero Discrimination Day

Eat pancakes and bacon for breakfast, give each other compliemnts, eat PBJ for lunch, and teach your kids about discrimination. You can also learn about some great composers including Frédéric Chopin.

March 2

  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday / National Read Across America Day
  • National Old Stuff Day

Print some Dr. Seuss coloring pages and stroll around an antique store looking at old things. 

March 3

  • I Want You to Be Happy Day
  • World Wildlife Day
  • National Anthem Day
  • Alexander Graham Bell’s birthday (1847)
  • Salesperson Day
  • Dress in Blue Day
  • What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day
  • Soup It Forward Day
  • Simplify Your Life Day

Learn some facts about the National Anthem, make some inventor notebooks, wear blue, thank a salesperson, and eat soup for lunch.

March 4

  • Garrett Morgan’s birthday (inventor, 1877)
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s birthday (1678)
  • National Grammar Day
  • March Forth and Do Something Day
  • Play Outside Day
  • International Scrap Booking Industry Day
  • Marching Music Day
  • Sock Monkey Day
  • Toy Soldier Day
  • World Information Architecture Day
  • World Maths Day

Focus your homeschool day on grammar and math (outside), do some scrapbooking, study composers, play with toy soldiers, and march to some music.

March 5

  • Namesake Day
  • Poutine Day
  • Mars Day

Eat poutine for lunch and learn about planets.

March 6

  • Michelangelo’s birthday (1475)
  • National Dentist’s Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day
  • Fun Facts About Names Day
  • Oreo Cookie Day
  • Frozen Food Day
  • Dress Day
  • World Tennis Day

Eat some oreo cookies, learn the meaning of your family’s names, wear a dress, play tennis, and create an artist notebook.

March 7

  • Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce’s birthday (inventor, 1765)
  • Piet Mondrian’s birthday (artist, 1872)
  • Unique Names Day
  • Flapjack Day
  • Be Heard Day
  • Cereal Day

Eat cereal for breakfast and pancakes for dinner! Give speeches to your family members so you can be heard. Learn about famous inventors and artists. 

March 8

  • International Women’s Day
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s birthday (composer, 1714)
  • National Proofreading Day
  • Discover What Your Name Means Day
  • Day for Women’s Rights & International Peace
  • Girls Write Now Day
  • Retro Video Games Day

Play some retro video games, learn about the history of women’s rights, and have siblings proofread each others papers.

March 9

  • Name Tag Day
  • Barbie Day
  • Get Over It Day

Just let everything go today and play with Barbies! Create fun nametags renaming each other and wear them out. 

March 10

  • National Bagpipe Day
  • Middle Name Pride Day
  • International Day of Awesomeness
  • Land Line Telephone Day
  • Mario Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • International Day of Women Judges

Try calling each other by your middle names all day! Be sure to be awesome all day, play Mario Brothers, learn about a woman judge, and make a call from a landline telephone. You can even google some pictures of old phones for fun.

March 11

  • World Plumbing Day
  • Johnny Appleseed Day
  • Urban Ballroom Dancing Day
  • International Fanny Pack Day

Do a unit study on Johnny Appleseed, listen to ballroom music, and wear your fanny packs!

March 12

  • National Plant a Flower Day
  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Working Moms Day

Plant a flower today and change the batteries in your remotes if they need it! Have a working mom in your home? Celebrate them!

March 13

  • William Herschel discovered Uranus (1781)
  • National K9 Veterans Day
  • Fill Our Staplers Day
  • Napping Day
  • Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
  • Donald Duck Day
  • Earmuffs Day
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day
  • Ken Day

Wear earmuffs in the house, play with Barbie and Ken dolls, watch a Donald Duck cartoon, do an easy solar system project, and by all means, TAKE A NAP!

March 14

  • International Day of Mathematics
  • Albert Einstein’s birthday (1879)
  • William Selig’s birthday (inventor, 1864)
  • Pi Day (as in the math pie = 3.14159265 etc.)
  • Johann Strauss the Elder’s birthday (composer, 1804)
  • National Learn About Butterflies Day
  • National Children’s Craft Day
  • International Ask a Question Day
  • MOTH-ER Day
  • International Day of Mathematics
  • Save a Spider Day
  • Potato Chip Day
  • International Day of Action for Rivers
  • Write Your Story Day

Focus on math today, bake a pie, do a butterfly unit study, make some crafts with your kids, ask each other questions, eat chips, and write a story. 

March 15

  • Ides of March (Shakespeare-Julius Caesar)
  • Buzzards Day
  • Shoe the World Day
  • True Confessions Day

Learn about bussards, read Shakespeare, make a confession, and learn about the history of shoes.

March 16

  • No Selfies Day
  • Freedom of Information Day
  • Panda Day

Learn about pandas, take no selfies, and learn some new information today. 

March 17

  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Norbert Rillieux’s birthday (inventor, 1806)
  • Campfire Day
  • World Sleep Day

Sleep in, wear green, make some easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts, make a campfire in your backyard and roast marshmallows. 

March 18

  • Rudolf Diesel’s birthday (inventor, 1858)
  • Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s birthday (composer, 1844)
  • National Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • Awkward Moments Day
  • Sloppy Joe Day
  • Forgive Mom and Dad Day
  • International Sports Car Racing Day
  • Corn Dog Day
  • Save the Panther Day
  • Play the Recorder Day
  • Worldwide Quilting Day

Relive an awkward moment with your family and laugh about it. Eat Sloppy Joes for lunch (and learn why they are called that), race some matchbox cars, and play the recorder. 

March 19

  • National Let’s Laugh Day
  • National Poultry Day
  • International Read To Me Day
  • Josef Albers’ birthday (artist, 1888)
  • Chocolate Caramel Day
  • Poultry Day

Take turns reading aloud, learn about Josef Albers, eat chicken, laugh a ton and have a chocolate caramel dessert.

March 20

  • International Francophonie Day (French Language Day)
  • World Storytelling Day
  • National Ravioli Day
  • George Caleb Bingham’s birthday (artist, 1811)
  • International Day of Happiness
  • World Sparrow Day
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day
  • World Frog Day

Take turns telling stories, learn some words in French, try and stay happy all day, watch an old episode of Mr. Rogers, and do a frog unit study. 

March 21

  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • Johann Sebastian Bach’s birthday (1685)
  • International Day of Forests
  • Memory Day
  • National Common Courtesy Day
  • Single Parents’ Day
  • World Poetry Day
  • National Teenager’s Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Color Day
  • World Puppetry Day

Listen to something Johann Sebastian Bach composed, study forest animals, write a poem, print a free color theory worksheet, and make sock puppets.

March 22

  • World Water Day
  • National Goof Off Day
  • Anthony Van Dyck’s birthday (artist, 1599)
  • Rosa Bonheurs birthday (artist, 1822)
  • As Young As You Feel Day
  • Talk Like William Shatner Day
  • International Day of The Seal
  • International Balloon Animal Day

Play hookey and goof off today! Be sure to talk like William Shatner at least once today, make some balloon animals, and see who can drink the most water today.

March 23

  • World Meteorological Day
  • National Puppy Day
  • Chia Day
  • Tamale Day

Learn about meterology and print some weather worksheets for kids, visit a pet store and love on some puppies, make tamales for dinner. 

March 24

  • Fanny Crosby’s birthday (1820)
  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

Learn about Fanny Crosby and eat chocolate covered raisins as a snack.

March 25

  • Tolkien Reading Day
  • National Medal of Honor Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Walk in the Sand Day
  • Waffle Day

Start a book written by Tolkein, eat waffles for breakfast, and go play in the sand. 

March 26

  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  • Purple Day
  • Spinach Day

Make up your own fun holiday, wear purple and eat spinach. Watch an old episde of Popeye the Sailor Man. 

March 27

  • International Scribble Day
  • World Theater Day
  • Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

Go to the theater, listen to country music, and scribble some art. 

March 28

  • Children’s Picture Book Day
  • Barnum & Bailey Day
  • Weed Appreciation Day

Have everyone pick out their favorite picture book and take turns reading. Learn about the circus, and discover why some weeds are actually important. 

March 29

  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • World Piano Day
  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day
  • Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day
  • Smoke and Mirrors Day

Visit a small family business today, listen to piano music, pray for those fallen in Vietnam, learn about the time that Niagara Falls stopped flowing.

March 30

  • Take a Walk in the Park Day
  • Vincent van Gogh birthday (1853)
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen’s birthday (inventor, 1811)
  • National Pencil Day
  • Doctors’ Day
  • Grass is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day
  • International Folding Laundry Day
  • Virtual Vacation Day

Take a nature walk in the park (be sure to print a nature walk activity sheet), look up some art by Vincent van Gogh, write with pencils, and take a virtual field trip. And, by all means, fold your laundry!

March 31

  • Newfoundland and Labrador became a province of Canada (1949)
  • Joseph Haydn’s birthday (1732)
  • National Bunsen Burner Day
  • National Crayon Day
  • National Farm Workers Day
  • Eiffel Tower Day
  • ‘She’s Funny That Way’ Day
  • International Hug a Medievalist Day

Learn about Canada today, print some cute coloring pages and color with crayons, read Farm Anatomy and use the Notebook Companion™. Explore the history of the Eiffel Tower, and look up pictures of medieval clothing. 

In Conclusion

I hope this post about the fun holidays in March can help you bring some creativity into your homeschool day. It’s fun to take a break from your normal routines and incorporate interesting themes and learning topics. 

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