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
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:
March Holidays That Dates Change Each Year
- Women in Construction Week
- Return Borrowed Books Week
- Read an E-Book Week
- Spring equinox/First Day of Spring (Northern Hemisphere)
- Daylight Savings Time Begins
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 March – Genealogy Day
- Third Saturday in March – National 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Namesake Day
- Poutine Day
- Mars Day
Eat poutine for lunch and learn about planets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- No Selfies Day
- Freedom of Information Day
- Panda Day
Learn about pandas, take no selfies, and learn some new information today.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Fanny Crosby’s birthday (1820)
- Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
Learn about Fanny Crosby and eat chocolate covered raisins as a snack.
- 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.
- 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.
- International Scribble Day
- World Theater Day
- Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
Go to the theater, listen to country music, and scribble some art.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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.
Carrie Fernandez is the founder of Homeschool Giveaways and owner of Daily Skill Building. She has been homeschooling for over 18 years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.