March 19

March 19 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 19, include:

  • Act Happy Day
  • Client's Day 
  • Earth Hour - March 19, 2016 at 8:30pm (Worldwide event - turn off your power for 60+ minutes to help save the planet!)
  • International Clients Day 
  • International Sports Car Racing Day - March 19, 2016
  • Let's Laugh Day 
  • Maple Syrup Saturday - March 19, 2016 - Third Saturday of March
  • National Chocolate Caramel Day 
  • National Corndog Day - March 19, 2016 
  • National Poultry Day
  • National Quilting Day - March 19, 2016 (Third Saturday of March)
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom Day 
  • Saint Joseph's Day 
  • Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 19, 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
  • Sherlock Holmes Weekend - March 18-20, 2016
  • Termite Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2016

2016 Monthly Holidays that include March 19, 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)
  • Ultra Music Festival - March 18-20, 2016 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 19 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

  • 1734 – Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signatory of the American Declaration of Independence (d. 1817)
  • 1848 – Wyatt Earp, American Marshall (d. 1929)
  • 1936 – Ursula Andress, Swiss actress (1st Bond Girl in Dr. No in 1962)
  • 1946 - Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters)
  • 1947 – Glenn Close, American actress (Fatal Attraction)
  • 1955 – Bruce Willis, American actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard Series, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense)

Famous Deaths

  • 1950 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, Science Fiction Author (Tarzan of the Apes) (b. 1875)
  • 1974 – Anne Klein, American fashion designer (b. 1923)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1976 - Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
  • 1992 - British Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson announce separation
  • 1996 - Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marriage
  • 2009 - Talk show host David Letterman, weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko

Quote of the Day


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 19 which is National Agriculture Day, is to shop at Farmer's Markets for Fresh Organic Produce.

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habits tip of the Day for March 19, is to shop at Farmer's Markets for Fresh Organic Produce. The week of March 15-21, 2015 is National Agriculture Week.  National Agriculture Day was observed on March 18, 2015.

Here are some of the benefits of shopping at Farmer's Markets, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

  • See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
  • See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.

This Day in History

  • 1831 - 1st US bank robbery at City Bank, New York - $245,000 is taken
  • 1883 - Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
  • 1895 - Los Angeles Railway is established to provide streetcar service
  • 1915 - Pluto is photographed for the 1st time
  • 1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time
  • 1931 – Gambling is legalized in the US State of Nevada
  • 1932 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened in Sydney, Australia
  • 1942 - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty
  • 1945 - Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree to destroy all German factories
  • 1984 - Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into the Columbia River
  • 1987 - PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
  • 2003 – US President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq
  • 2012 - Wendy's overtakes Burger King to become the second best selling hamburger chain

This Day in Music

  • 1968 - Dean Martin's album Houston is certified gold
  • 1971 - Janis Joplin's Me And Bobby McGee hits #1
  • 1974 - Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour. They had formerly been known as Jefferson Airplane, and then changed to just Starship in 1984.
  • 2001 - Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, Steely Dan and The Flamingos 

Above is Aerosmith's song, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing that was featured in the movie Armageddon.

This Day in Sports

  • 1938 - Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • 1942 - Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
  • 1956 - Biggest NBA margin of victory to date - Minnesota Lakers-133, versus St Louis Hawks-75
  • 1972 - LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, for a record 63 points win
  • 1987 - Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
  • 1989 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 1990 - 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held in Ottawa
  • 1991 - St Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHL'er to score 80 goals in a season
  • 1991 - Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road losses
  • 1997 - Major League Baseball announces a 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

vaguery (noun)

1. (uncountable) Vagueness, the condition of being vague. 
2. (countable) A vagueness, a thing which is vague, an example of vagueness.
3. (countable, in the plural) An eggcorn for vagaries.

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