March 12

March 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 12, include:

  • Canberra Day - March 12, 2018 (Second Monday in March) (See Holidays in Australia)
  • Eight Hour Day or Labor Day - March 12, 2018 (Observed in Australia "Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest!"
  • Fill Our Staplers Day - March 12, 2018 (also on November 6, 2017) (Observed on the days after daylight savings time starts and stops)
  • Girl Scouts Day - (Founded March 12, 1912)
  • National Alfred Hitchcock Day 
  • National Baked Scallops Day 
  • National Napping Day - March 12, 2018 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
  • Plant a Flower Day 
  • World Day Against Cyber Censorship

2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 12, are:

  • Brain Awareness Week - March 12-18, 2018
  • Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)
  • Girl Scout Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Second Week of March)
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 - March 29, 2018
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 1, 2018)
  • National Agriculture Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • National Catholic Sisters Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Second Week in March)
  • National Days of Action (Peace Corps) - March 3-15, 2018
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • National Sleep Awareness Week - March 11-18, 2018 
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Third Week of March)
  • No More Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • Shakespeare Week - March 12-18, 2018
  • Termite Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
  • World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 10-12, 2018 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)

2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 12, 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 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 18, 2018 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 3, 2018 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome. Awards Banquet is Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4pm.
  • Paralympic Winter Games (XII) - March 9-18, 2018

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 12 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

  • 1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model (Get Smart)
  • 1938 – Johnny Rutherford, American auto racer (Won the Indianapolis 500 in 1974, 1976 and 1980)
  • 1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
  • 1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts
  • 1948 – James Taylor, American singer-songwriter (You've Got a Friend)
  • 1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer and actor (The Jackson 5)
  • 1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
  • 1968 – Aaron Eckhart, American actor (Erin Brockovich, Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight)

Famous Deaths

  • 1914 - George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric)
  • 1945 - Anne Frank, Jewish Victim of Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank) (although there is debate on the exact day in March she died)
  • 2012 – Michael Hossack, American drummer (Doobie Brothers) (b. 1946)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1969 - Paul McCartney, of The Beatles, marries Linda Louise Eastman in London

Quote of the Day

March12th is Girl Scouts Day!

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

Follow the Half Plate Rule to eat healthier!

The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 12, is to follow the Half Plate Rule, which is a simpler way to eat healthy, if you don't want to count calories.  Find out more about the Half Plate Rule, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits!

This Day in History

  • 1609 - Bermuda becomes an English colony
  • 1642 - Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
  • 1850 - 1st US $20 gold piece issued
  • 1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • 1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States by Juliette Gordon Low
  • 1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again
  • 1928 – In California, near Santa Clarita, the St. Francis Dam fails and the resulting floods kill over 600 people (2nd greatest loss of life disaster in the US)
  • 1938 - Nazi Germany invades Austria
  • 1945 - New York is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
  • 1947 - US President Harry Truman introduces his Truman-doctrine to fight communism
  • 1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
  • 1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the United States' first female attorney general
  • 1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests
  • 2003 - Elizabeth Smart, was found after having been missing for 9 months.
  • 2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion using a Ponzi Scheme, the largest financial  fraud in US History

This Day in Music

  • 1969 - Simon & Garfunkel win Record of the Year for Mrs. Robinson at the Grammy Awards
  • 1969 - Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix at the Grammy Awards
  • 1983 - U2's album War, hits #1 in the UK and spends 147 weeks on the charts. The album featured the singles New Years Day and Two Hearts Beat As One
  • 1983 - Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart hits #1 in the UK (hits #1 also in the US, Canada, and Australia)
  • 2001 - Judy Garland's Over The Rainbow  was voted the Song Of The Century in a poll published in America
  • 2007 - Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City are Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., The Ronettes and Van Halen

This Day in Sports

  • 1966 - Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 career wins)
  • 1967 - Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
  • 1978 - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
  • 1983 - Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)
  • 1984 - British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
  • 1985 - Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
  • 1986 - Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1987 - David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
  • 1995 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (Canada)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

zombie out (verb)

1. (informal) Become like a zombie in being listless, vacant, and unresponsive.

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