March 13

March 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 13, include:

  • Check Your Batteries Day - March 13, 2016 (Second Sunday in March)
  • Coconut Torte Day 
  • Daylight Savings Start - March 13, 2016 (movable day)
  • Ear Muff Day 
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day 
  • IUGR Awareness Day - March 13, 2016 (IUGR = Intrauterine Growth Restriction)
  • K-9 Veterans Day 
  • Ken Day
  • L. Ron Hubbard Day 
  • National Jewel Day 
  • National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day 
  • Smart & Sexy Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 13, are:

  • Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)
  • Consider Christianity Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Begins the Second Sunday before Easter)
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
  • National Agriculture Week - March 13-19, 2016
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Third Week of March)
  • Passiontide - March 13 - 26, 2016 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
  • Passion Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Starts on the Fifth Sunday in Lent; the Week before Holy Week)
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2016
  • Termite Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2016
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 7-13, 2016
  • World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 11-13, 2016 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)

2016 Monthly Holidays that include March 13, 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 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 1-20, 2016 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 5, 2016 - Awards Banquet on March 20, 2016 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 10-13, 2016
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 12-20, 2016 (Indianapolis, IN)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 13 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

  • 1798 – Abigail Fillmore, wife of Millard Fillmore was the First Lady of the United States from 1850 to 1853 (d. 1853)
  • 1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
  • 1913 – William J. Casey, American CIA director from 1981 - 1987 (d. 1987)
  • 1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter
  • 1950 – William H. Macy, American actor (Fargo)
  • 1956 – Dana Delany, American actress (China Beach, Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof)
  • 1985 – Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild)

Famous Deaths

  • 1901 – Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)
  • 1906 – Susan B. Anthony, American women's suffrage activist (b. 1820)
  • 2006 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1961 - Pablo Picasso at age 79, marries his model 37 year old model Jacqueline Rocque
  • 1975 - Tammy Wynette and George Jones divorced after six years of marriage
  • 1994 - Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire) weds Sara Kapfer 

Quote of the Day

One of the most remembered quotes from the Movie, Jerry Maguire, is when Cuba Gooding says...."SHOW ME THE MONEY".

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

The Holidays and Observances, Recipe / Healthy Diet Habit Tip for March 13, is information on How Carbohydrates are related to Weight Gain

The Holidays and Observances, Recipe / Healthy Diet Habit Tip for March 13, is information on How Carbohydrates are related to Weight Gain. March is National Nutrition Month.

Your body needs carbohydrates to run, so please don't eliminate them! Choosing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and healthy fats, are the best choices for healthy eating.  Find out more about Carbohydrates and Weight Gain, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1639 – Cambridge College is renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard
  • 1862 – During the American Civil War, the U.S. government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves
  • 1884 - US adopts Standard Time
  • 1897 - San Diego State University is founded in San Diego, California
  • 1933 - Banks reopen
  • 1964 – American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her. This event inspired the creation of Good Samaritan Involvement Day celebrated today
  • 1986 - Microsoft has its Initial public offering
  • 1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan
  • 1991 - Exxon pays $1 billion dollars in fines & cleanup for the Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska
  • 1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people
  • 2013 – Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - The Beatles' Eight Days a Week hits #1
  • 1965 - Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds due to musical differences with the other group members
  • 1967 - The Beatles' Penny Lane hits #1
  • 1968 - The Byrds' Greatest Hits is certified gold
  • 1976 - Eagles' Their Greatest Hits Album (1971-1975) hits #1
  • 1978 - The Bee Gees' Night Fever hits #1
  • 1980 - Pink Floyd's The Wall is certified platinum
  • 1988 - Bob Seger receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1993 - Eric Clapton's Unplugged album hits #1
  • 1998 - Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up hits #1
  • 1999 - Cher's Believe hits #1
  • 2006 -  Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on this day are: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miles Davis and The Sex Pistols who turn down the induction

Believe, by Cher topped the charts on this day in 1999. Cher was 52 when she made this song, and it turned into the biggest selling single of her career.  I always loved never knew what to expect!

This Day in Sports

  • 1943 - Baseball approves official ball, made with cork & balata
  • 1949 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1960 - NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • 1961 - John F Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress
  • 1980 - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60)
  • 1982 - Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
  • 1982 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • 1982 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak of the USA - she lands six triple jumps!!

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

hamiform (adjective)

1. Curved at the extremity, shaped like a hook

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