2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 1, include:
Ash Wednesday - March 1, 2017 (First Day of Lent)
Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day
Beer Day (in Iceland)
Endometriosis Awareness Day
International Women of Color Day
National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day
National Fruit Compote Day
National Horse Protection Day
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
National Pig Day
Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day (Bikini Day)
Plan a Solo Vacation Day
Refired, Not Retired Day
Self Injury Awareness Day
Share a Smile Day
St. David's Day
World Civil Defence Day
World Compliment Day
Zero Discrimination Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 1, are:
Bird Health Awareness Week - February 28 - March 4, 2017
Jewish Book Week - February 25 - March 5, 2017
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
Peace Corps Week - February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Read Across America Week - February 27 - March 3, 2017 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 26 - March 4, 2017
Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
2017 Monthly Holidays that include March 1, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our March Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of March.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 24 - March 1, 2017 - Carnival is the biggest festival in the world with two million people a day on the streets. Floats, Parades, Balls, Music and Dancing are all part of the Event.
Losar - February 27, 2017 - The Tibetan New Year, a three day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices that include prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, as well as sacred and folk dancing and partying. The first day is the most important.
The Astrological Sign for March 1 is Pisces.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for March are:
The Jonquil, better known as Daffodil or Narcissus
The meaning of the Daffodil is friendship and domestic happiness
The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
1904 – Glenn Miller, American bandleader (d. 1944)
1910 – David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor (Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep)
1945 – Dirk Benedict, American actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica)
1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and songwriter
1954 – Catherine Bach, American actress (Dukes of Hazzard)
1954 – Ron Howard, American actor and director (Happy Days)
1956 – Tim Daly, American actor (Wings, Private Practice)
1967 – George Eads, American actor (CSI Crime Scene)
1969 – Javier Bardem, Spanish actor (Skyfall)
1984 - Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester on the Addams Family)
1988 - Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello)
2006 – Johnny Jackson, American musician (The Jackson 5) (b. 1951)
2013 - Bonnie Franklin, American Actress (One Day at a Time) (b. 1944)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1968 : Johnny Cash marries June Carter of the gospel stars The Carter Family
1989 - Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce
Quote of the Day
To this day, I still remember the "I Dare You to Knock It Off" line from the Eveready Battery Commercial that Robert Conrad, who was born on this day in 1935, did. Loved all of his shows!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 1 is a Simple Ham and Cabbage Pasta Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is founded.
1692 - Salem Witch Trials Start in Salem Village, Massachusetts
1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation
1790 – The first United States census is authorized
1803 – Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. State
1845 – U.S. President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas
1867 – Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. State
1867 - Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the State Capital
1872 – Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first National park
1901 – The Australian Army was formed.
1932 – The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.
1936 – The Hoover Dam is completed on the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada
1953 – Joseph Stalin (leader of the Soviet Union) suffers a stroke and collapses and dies four days later
1961 – President of the United States John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
1974 – Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice
1978 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1995 – Yahoo is incorporated
1998 – The Movie Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
This Day in Music
1958 - Johnny Mathis, Album Johnny's Greatest Hits is released
1965 - Petula Clark's Downtown is certified gold
1975 - The Eagles' Best Of My Love hits #1
1975 - Olivia Newton-John won Record Of The
Year for 'I Honestly Love You' at the Grammy Awards
1975 - Bob Dylan's Album Blood On The Tracks hits #1
1977 - Manfred Mann's Earth Band's Blinded By The Light is certified gold
1986 - The Rolling Stones, Album Dirty Work is released
Nirvana played their last concert in Munich, Germany
This Day in Sports
1973 - Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
1983 - Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup
1988 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
1993 - New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
fons honorum (noun)
1. A person who, by virtue of sovereignty, holds the exclusive right to
create and confer legitimate titles of nobility and orders of chivalry.
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