March 11

March 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 11, include:

  • International Fanny Pack Day - March 11, 2017 (Second Saturday)
  • Johnny Appleseed Day 
  • National Genealogy Day - March 11, 2017 (Saturday of the First Full Week in March which is Celebrate Your Name Week)
  • National Urban Ballroom Dancing Day - March 11, 2017 (Second Saturday in March)
  • National Worship of Tools Day 
  • Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day 
  • World Plumbing Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 11, are:

  • 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 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
  • No More Week - March 7-13, 2017
  • Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
  • Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 5-11, 2017
  • Purim - Eve of March 11 - Eve of March 12, 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)
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
  • 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 11, 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
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 11-19, 2017 (Indianapolis, IN)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 11 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

  • 1903 – Lawrence Welk, American musician (The Lawrence Welk Show) (d. 1992) 
  • 1950 – Bobby McFerrin, American singer (Don't Worry, Be Happy!)
  • 1965 – Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • 1968 – Lisa Loeb, American singer-songwriter and actress (Liz and Lisa)
  • 1971 – Johnny Knoxville, American actor and comedian (MTV series Jackass)
  • 1983 – Melissa Rycroft, American cheerleader, reality TV star (The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars)

Famous Deaths

  • 1955 – Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American entrepreneur (The Oscar Mayer Company) (b. 1859)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1302 - Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare

Quote of the Day

For National Procrastination Week, the definition of "Tomorrow" above, seems appropriate. 

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 11, is a Healthy Granola Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 11, is a Healthy Granola Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1702 – England's first national daily newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published for the first time
  • 1779 - US Army Corps of Engineers is established
  • 1824 – The Bureau of Indian Affairs is created by the United States Department of War
  • 1861 – The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted
  • 1897 - A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no injuries.
  • 1913 – The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. Canberra Day is one of the Holidays in Australia and also where we lived for four years while growing up!
  • 1953 - 1st woman Army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
  • 1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
  • 1990 – Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union
  • 2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 81 miles east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami and killing thousands of people. Also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history.

This Day in Music

  • 1967 - The Supremes' Love Is Here and Now You're Gone hits #1
  • 1967 - Pink Floyd releases their 1st single (Arnold Layne)
  • 1970 - The 5th Dimension win the Record of the Year Grammy for Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In
  • 1987 - Huey Lewis & the News' Jacob's Ladder hits #1
  • 1991 - Janet Jackson signs $40 Million, 3 album deal with Virgin records
  • 1994 - The Supremes receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1997 - Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, becoming "Sir" Paul McCartney.

The song above, Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis & The News hit # 1 in 1987.  I've always loved them, and took my kids to an outdoor concert by them at the Hilton Hotel in Reno years ago when we lived in Truckee, California.  It was great, but it happened to coincide with the Harley Davidson Convention at the Hotel, so I think we were the only ones at the concert, not wearing Black Leather! They were all so nice!

This Day in Sports

  • 1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
  • 1979 - Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
  • 1981 - Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983 - Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
  • 1983 - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
  • 1983 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1986 - NFL adopts instant replay rule
  • 1987 - Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
  • 1991 - Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
  • 1993 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning (Canada)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

quibble (verb)

1. (intransitive) To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.

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