2023 Daily Holidays that fall on March 11, include:
COVID-19 Global Pandemic Day
International Fanny Pack Day - March 11, 2023 (Second Saturday in March)
Johnny Appleseed Day
Key Deer Awareness Day
National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day
National Genealogy Day - March 11, 2023 (Saturday of the First Full Week in March)
National Promposal Day
National Urban Ballroom Dancing Day - March 11, 2023 (Second Saturday in March)
National Worship of Tools Day
Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
World Plumbing Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include March 11, are:
Celebrate Your Name Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
Fairtrade Fortnight - February 27 - March 12, 2023 (14 Days Starting the Last Monday in February)
Lent - February 22 - April 8, 2023 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 9, 2023)
National Catholic Sisters Week - March 8-14
National Consumer Protection Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
National Green Week - February 5 - April 30, 2023 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
National Procrastination Week - March 5-11, 2023 (Second Week of March)
National PTA Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
National Schools Social Work Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
National Science & Engineering Week - March 10-19, 2023 (Starts on Friday of the First Full Week in March)
National Words Matter Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
No More Week - March 5-11, 2023 (The Week of International Women's Day)
Orthodox Lent - February 22 - April 8, 2023 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
Read an E-Book Week - March 5-11, 2023
Return The Borrowed Books Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Week of March)
Save Your Vision Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week of March)
Teen Tech Week - March 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in March)
Termite Awareness Week - March 5-11, 2023
Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
Women in Construction Week - March 5-11, 2023
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 6-12, 2023 (From Sunday before March 8 to Sunday after)
World Orphan Week - March 4-11
World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 10-12, 2023 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)
2023 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.
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 (Date Order)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 28 - March 19, 2023 (Houston, TX)
Paralympic Winter Games - March 4-13, 2023 (Beijing 2023)
Iditarod Race - March 4-19, 2023 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome
North Dakota Winter Show - March 8-12, 2022 (Valley City, ND)
Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 9-12, 2023
Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 11-19, 2023 (Indianapolis, IN)
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.
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)
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" below, seems appropriate.
Tomorrow (noun) a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored
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.
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.
2020 - The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies COVID-19 as a pandemic
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
1. (intransitive) To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.
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