March 17

March 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 17, include:

  • Campfire Girls Day 
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Day 
  • Evacuation Day - March 17, 2018 (State Holiday in Massachusetts)
  • International Sports Car Racing Day - March 17, 2018
  • Maple Syrup Saturday - March 17, 2018 - (Third Saturday of March)
  • National Corndog Day - March 17, 2018 
  • National Quilting Day - March 17, 2018 (Third Saturday of March)
  • Play the Recorder Day - March 17, 2018 (Third Saturday of March)
  • St. Patrick's Day 
  • Submarine Day 
  • Worldwide Quilting Day - March 17, 2018 (Third Saturday in March)

2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 17, 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)
  • 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 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.

NOTE:

  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
  • 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


Birthstone

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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