2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 16, include:
Evacuation Day Observed - March 16, 2018 (State Holiday in Massachusetts)
Freedom of Information Day - (On or near March 16, which is the birthday of James Madison)
Lips Appreciation Day
National Artichoke Hearts Day
National Everything You do is Right Day
National Panda Day
St. Urho's Day
World Sleep Day - March 16, 2018 (Second Friday in March)
2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 16, 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 Groundwater Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Third Week of March)
National Sleep Awareness Week - March 11-18, 2018
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
Sherlock Holmes Weekend - March 16-18, 2018
Termite Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 16, 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
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
The Astrological Sign for March 16 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.
1751 – James Madison, American politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
1912 – Pat Nixon, American First Lady (1969-1974) and wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States (d. 1993)
1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian
1949 – Victor Garber, Canadian actor (Alias, Titanic)
1954 – Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
1961 – Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist and writer (Spider-Man, Spawn)
1967 – Lauren Graham, American actress (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood)
1991 - Wofgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halen and his wife Valerie Bertinelli (he eventually becomes the bass
player in Van Halen)
1991 - Seven members of Country singer Reba McEntire's band and her road
manager were among 10 people who were killed when their private jet
crashed in California just north of the Mexican border
2003 - Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York (b. 1931)
2016 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer, songwriter, conductor, and actor (b. 1944)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2002 - Entertainer Liza Minnelli weds producer David Gest (Michael Jackson is the Best Man, and Elizabeth Taylor is the Maid of Honor)
2006 - US Actor Richard Dreyfuss weds Svetlana Erokhin
Quote of the Day
Reba McEntire dedicated her sixteenth album, For My Broken Heart,
to her deceased road band, who were killed in a plane crash on this day in 1991. Released in October 1991, it contained songs
of sorrow and lost love. Reba won the AMA Favorite Country Album Award in 1993.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 16, is some information about Processed Foods information from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. Processed foods are NOT a healthy diet habit! If you are eating for health, limit them! March is National Nutrition Month, which is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Find out more about Processed Foods.
This Day in History
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
1802 - Law signed to establish West Point, the US Military Academy in New York
1861 - Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
1881 - Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
1882 - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1915 - Federal Trade Commission organizes
1916 - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
1934 - Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1935 - Hitler orders German rearmament, violating the Versailles Treaty
1939 - Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
1945 – The Battle of Iwo Jima ended (World War II), but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted
1955 - President Eisenhower upholds the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1968 - Robert Kennedy announces presidential campaign
1988 – Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States
1995 – Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery
2006 - The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish the UN Human Rights Council
This Day in Music
1964 - Advance sales of the Beatles, Can't Buy Me Love, of over 2 million, set a U.S. record
1965 - The Rolling Stones', The Last Time hits #1 in the U.K.
1974 - Barbra Steisand's, The Way We Were album, hits #1
2010 - Abba, Genesis, and The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This Day in Sports
1876 - Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight the 1st female boxing match in New York
1991 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
1994 - Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
1996 - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (law) To cause injuries or loss to.
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