2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 18, include:
Black Marriage Day - March 18, 2018
Forgive Mom and Dad Day
National Awkward Moments Day
National Biodiesel Day
Oatmeal Cookie Day
Supreme Sacrifice Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 18, are:
American Chocolate Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
Brain Awareness Week - March 12-18, 2018
Consider Christianity Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Begins the Second Sunday before Easter)
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 Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
National Button Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week in March)
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Week of March)
National Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
National Sleep Awareness Week - March 11-18, 2018
Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
Passiontide - March 18-31, 2018 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
Passion Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Starts on the Fifth Sunday in Lent; the Week before Holy Week)
Shakespeare Week - March 12-18, 2018
Sherlock Holmes Weekend - March 16-18, 2018
World Folktales & Fables Week - March 18-24, 2018
2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 18, 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 18 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.
1782 – John C. Calhoun, American politician, 7th Vice President of the United States (d. 1850)
1837 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States (d. 1908)
1858 – Rudolf Diesel, German inventor of the Diesel engine (d. 1913)
1909 – Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
1921 – Frank Searle, British Loch Ness Monster hoaxer (d. 2005)
1926 – Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)
1938 – Charley Pride, American singer
1970 - Queen Latifah, American singer
1584 - Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian Tsar (1547-84), dies at 53
1845 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (b. 1774)
2001 – John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas & the Papas) (b. 1935)
2009 - Natasha Richardson, English actress (b. 1963)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1991 - Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
1993 - Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC
2012 -Twilight, actor Peter Facinelli divorces Jennie Garth, actress of 90210
Quote of the Day
The quote above reminded me of my parents. My Dad is 88 now, and my Mom is 86. They both still drive, they both work together to clean their house, and they still take care of their yard, with my Dad still moving the front and back yard. My Dad still does most of the maintenance on his own house. I've asked them recently why they don't hire out their yard service and get on a maid service plan, and they have said, that as long as they are able to do things, they will, that it keeps them active! They also get out and walk around their neighborhood together to stay active. My Dad has a computer, and trades stocks online, and checks up on the stock market online everyday!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 18, is the Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies, in honor of March 18 being Oatmeal Cookie Day. The Recipe can be made with raisins, chocolate chips, or carob chips.
This Day in History
1766 – The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act
1793 - The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann
1818 - Congress approves 1st pensions for government service
1834 - 1st railroad tunnel in the US is completed, in Pennsylvania
1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo
1870 - 1st US National Wildlife Preserve at Lake Meritt, in Oakland California
1874 – Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights
1910 - 1st opera by a US composer, Converse, is performed at the Met, in New York City
1931 - 1st electric shavers (Schick), go on sale in the US
1938 - Mexico takes control of foreign-owned oil properties
1940 - Italian Dictator, Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
1944 - Nazi Germany occupies Hungary
1945 - 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin
1949 - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
1952 - 1st plastic lens for cataract patients is fitted in Philadelphia
1952 - Communist offensive in Korea
1959 - President Dwight D Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill
1961 - Pillsbury Dough Boy is introduced
1974 - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
1977 - Vietnam hands over MIA to US
1989 - Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are
This Day in Music
1961 - Elvis Presley's Surrender hits #1
1967 - Steve Winwood announces plans to form Traffic
1967 - The Beatles' Penny Lane hits #1 in the US
1972 - Neil Young's Heart Of Gold hits #1
1978 - The Bee Gees' Night Fever hits #1
1982 - Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
1992 - Donna Summer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2002 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are: Brenda Lee, Gene Pitney, Isaac Hayes, The Ramones, Talking Heads and Tom Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Above is Neil Young's Heart of Gold, song that hit #1 in 1972. This was one of my favorites of his. He is talking initially, so the song starts around the 1:50min mark.
This Day in Sports
1953 - Boston Braves move to Milwaukee
1959 - Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws
1990 - 32 day lockout by baseball owners ends
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (physics, engineering) The science and technology of friction, lubrication, and wear.
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