March 17

March 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 17, include:

  • Campfire Girls Day 
  • Companies that Care Day - March 17, 2016 (Third Thursday)
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day 
  • Evacuation Day - March 17, 2016
  • Evacuation Day Observed - March 17, 2016
  • Incredible Kid Day - March 17, 2016 (Third Thursday in March)
  • St. Patrick's Day 
  • Submarine Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 17, are:

  • Brain Awareness Week - March 14-20, 2016
  • 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)
  • International Brain Awareness Week - March 14-20, 2016
  • 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)
  • Orthodox Lent - March 14 - April 22, 2016
  • 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
  • Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week - March 14-18, 2016
  • Termite Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2016
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17

2016 Monthly Holidays that include March 17, 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.
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 12-20, 2016 (Indianapolis, IN)
  • St. Patrick's Day Festival on March 17, in Dublin, Ireland, features a parade, costumes, music, comedy and film, and lots of beer! See our St. Patrick's Day and Holidays in Ireland pages!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 17 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

  • 1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (d. 1965)
  • 1945 – Michael Hayden, American Air Force General and CIA director
  • 1949 – Patrick Duffy, American actor (Dallas, Step By Step)
  • 1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor (Disney Films, Silkwood)
  • 1954 – Lesley Anne Down, English actress (The Pink Panther Strikes Again, North and South)
  • 1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor (Forest Gump, CSI:NY) He is also co-founder of the Lt. Dan Band performing for charities and non-profit organizations including the USO and Operation Iraqi Children, that was co-founded by Sinise in March 2004. They frequently visit military bases in the United States and abroad.
  • 1961 – Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of actor Christopher Reeve, and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor (St. Elmo's Fire, West Wing, Parks and Recreation)
  • 1969 – Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

  • 460 – Saint Patrick, patron Saint of Ireland (b. 387)
  • 1891 - Napoleon JKP Bonaparte, French prince/member National Convention, dies at 68
  • 1993 – Helen Hayes, American actress (b. 1900)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1905 - Eleanor Roosevelt, marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (ultimately 32nd US President). She is given away by her uncle, 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1944 - Actor Charlton Heston weds Lydia Clarke
  • 2008 - Musician Paul McCartney (Beatles, Wings) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (She was awarded $48.6 million for the 4 year marriage)

Quote of the Day

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 17 is a brown Soda Bread Recipe that is great with any meal, but is a great choice for St. Patrick's Day to go with your St. Patrick's Day Meal.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 17 is a brown Soda Bread Recipe that is great with any meal, but is a great choice for St. Patrick's Day to go with your St. Patrick's Day Meal.

This Day in History

  • 432 - St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
  • 1521 - Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
  • 1753 - 1st official St Patrick's Day
  • 1762 - 1st St Patrick's Day parade in New York City
  • 1898 - 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, New York City (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
  • 1912 - Camp Fire Girls organization announced by Mrs Luther Halsey Gulick
  • 1941 – The National Gallery of Art is officially opened in Washington, D.C., by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1942 - General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
  • 1973 - Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion for $102,500
  • 1984 - Van Halen's Jump hits #1
  • 2005 - Robert Plant is presented with a lifetime achievement Grammy award

In honor of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, above is some Celtic Music/Dancing! Totally Incredible!!

This Day in Sports

  • 1871 - National Association of Professional Baseball players organized
  • 1979 - Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Tai Babilonia & R Gardner USA
  • 1985 - Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

dudeen (noun)

1. A short-stemmed Irish pipe made out of clay.

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