March 10

March 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 10, include:

  • International Bagpipe Day 
  • International Day of Awesomeness 
  • Land Line Telephone Day 
  • Mario Day 
  • Middle Name Pride Day - March 10, 2017 (Friday of First Full Week in March which is Celebrate Your Name Week)
  • National Blueberry Popover Day 
  • National Pack Your Lunch Day 
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Salvation Army Day
  • U.S. Paper Money Day 
  • World Sleep Day - March 10, 2017 (Second Friday in March)

2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 10, are:

  • American Nurses Association Week - March 8-10, 2017
  • Celebrate Your Name Week - March 5-11, 2017 (First Full Week in March)
  • 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 Consumer Protection Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • National Procrastination Week - March 5-11, 2017 (Second Week of March)
  • National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2017 March
  • National School Breakfast Week - March 6-10, 2017 (Mon-Fri of the First Full Week in March)
  • National Schools Social Work Week - March 5-11, 2017 (First Full Week of March)
  • National Sleep Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2017 (Week before Daylight Savings Time)
  • National Words Matter Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • Newspaper in Education Week - March 6-10, 2017 (First Full School Week in March)
  • No More Week - March 7-13, 2017
  • Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • Read an E-Book Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • Return Borrowed Books Week - March 5-11, 2017 (First Week of March
  • Save Your Vision Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • Teen Tech Week - March 5-11, 2017 (Second Week in March)
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
  • Women in Construction Week - March 6-12, 2017
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 6-12, 2017
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11
  • World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 10-12, 2017 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)

2017 Monthly Holidays that include March 10, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.
  • North Dakota Winter Show - March 4-11, 2017 (Valley City, ND)
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 4, 2017 - Awards Banquet on March 19, 2017 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 7-26, 2017 (Houston, TX)
  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 9-12, 2017

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 10 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1940 – Chuck Norris, American actor and martial artist (Walker Texas Ranger, Missing in Action)
  • 1940 - Dean Torrence, American Singer (Jan & Dean)
  • 1958 – Sharon Stone, American actress (Basic Instinct, Casino)
  • 1961 - Mitch Gaylord, CA, Gymnist (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
  • 1964 – Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
  • 1971 – Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men)
  • 1983 – Carrie Underwood, American singer-songwriter (American Idol)
  • 1984 – Olivia Wilde, American actress (House)

Famous Deaths

  • 1988 – Andy Gibb, English-born singer (b. 1958)
  • 1998 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2010 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1927 - Ernest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson
  • 2000 - Country singer Vince Gill marries Christian/pop singer Amy Grant in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2009 - Ryan Adams marries singer/actress Mandy Moore in Savannah, Georgia

Above, is a video that Amy Grant and Vince Gill did together in 1994 before they got married, called House of Love. I've always thought that both of them had an amazing voice, so thought they were great together!  They got married to each other on March 10, 2000. The song played at the end of Michael Keaton/Geena Davis romantic comedy Speechless.

Quote of the Day

Chuck Norris was born on this day in 1940.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for March 10th, is some Healthy Lunch Tips, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.  March 10 is National Pack Your Lunch Day!

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for March 10th, is some Healthy Lunch Tips, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.  March 10 is National Pack Your Lunch Day!

This Day in History

  • 1847 - 1st money minted in Hawaii
  • 1862 - US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
  • 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call
  • 1880 - Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • 1933 - Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • 1945 – The U.S. Army Air Force firebombs Tokyo, and the resulting firestorm kills more than 100,000 people, mostly civilians
  • 1960 - USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
  • 1969 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
  • 1977 – Astronomers discover rings around Uranus
  • 2012 - At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - The Beatles' Eight days A Week hits #1
  • 1972 - America's self-titled debut album is certified gold
  • 1973 - Pink Floyd's album, Dark Side Of The Moon is released
  • 1979 - Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive hits #1
  • 2003 - Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York City are: The Righteous Brothers, AC/DC, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, The Clash, The Police, and Floyd Cramer
  • 2008 - Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are: Leonard Cohen, The Dave Clark Five, Madonna, John Mellencamp and The Ventures

America, was one of my favorite groups through high school and college. Their album named AMERICA, was certified gold in 1972.  Above is the group singing their song, Sandman, off of that album, in 2004 at the Sydney, Australia Opera House. (See Holidays in Australia)

This Day in Sports

  • 1913 - William Knox, becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • 1963 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
  • 1990 - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
  • 1990 - Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (Canada)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

normothermic (adjective)

1. (medicine) Having a normal body temperature.

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