March 2

March 2 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 2, include:

  • Dr. Seuss Day 
  • Dress in Blue Day - March 2, 2018 (First Friday in March)
  • Employee Appreciation Day - March 2, 2018 (First Friday in March)
  • Holi - March 2, 2018 (Hindu)
  • National Banana Cream Pie Day 
  • National Day of Action (Peace Corps) - March 2, 2018
  • National Old Stuff Day 
  • National Salesperson Day - March 2, 2018 (First Friday in March)
  • National Speech and Debate Education Day - March 2, 2018 (First Friday in March)
  • Read Across America Day - March 2, 2018 (Falls during the week of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd)
  • Texas Independence Day
  • World Day of Prayer - March 2, 2018 (First Friday in March)

2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 2, are:

  • 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 Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
  • National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 26 - March 4, 2018
  • National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018
  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 25 - March 3, 2018
  • National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
  • National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
  • Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
  • Read Across America Week - February 26 - March 2, 2018 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 25 - March 3, 2018
  • Texas Cowboy Poetry Week - March 2-3, 2018
  • Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
  • Will Eisner Week - March 1-7

2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 2, 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

  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - February 10, 2018 - March 4, 2018 (San Francisco, CA)
  • 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)
  • Festival of Owls Week - March 2-4, 2018 (First Full Weekend)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 2 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

  • 1793 – Sam Houston, American politician who had a leading role in bringing Texas into the United States (d. 1863)
  • 1904 – Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
  • 1917 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (I Love Lucy Show) (d. 1986)
  • 1931 – Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union and Nobel laureate
  • 1950 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)
  • 1952 – Laraine Newman, American comedienne, actress, and writer who was part of the original Saturday Night Live Cast.
  • 1955 – Jay Osmond, American drummer and singer (The Osmonds)
  • 1962 – Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1968 – Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond Movies)
  • 1977 – Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)

Famous Deaths

  • 1791 – John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (b. 1703)
  • 1930 – D. H. Lawrence, English writer (b. 1885)
  • 1987 – Randolph Scott, American actor and director (b. 1898)

Quote of the Day

As a child, the Dr. Seuss books were some of my favorites and had a big impact on my love for reading. When you like to read, you never know the meaning of the word, "BORED"!

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 2 is a Potato Pancakes Recipe, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 2 is a Potato Pancakes Recipe, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1797 – The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes
  • 1807 – The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
  • 1819 - US passed its 1st immigration law
  • 1836 – Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico
  • 1861 - US creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah territory
  • 1867 - US Congress created the Department of Education
  • 1899 - Pres McKinley signs bill creating Mt Rainier National Park (5th in US)
  • 1903 – The Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in New York City
  • 1925 - Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • 1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1943 – Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships
  • 1946 - Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
  • 1949 – The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut
  • 1958 - The 1st surface crossing of the Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days
  • 1958 - Yemen announces it would join the United Arab Republic
  • 1965 - The Sound Of Music opens
  • 1968 - US Air Force displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, the biggest plane in the world
  • 1970 - American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
  • 1974 - Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in the Watergate cover-up
  • 1976 - Walt Disney World welcomes its 50 millionth guest
  • 1977 - Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive Life Achievement Award
  • 1977 - Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson
  • 1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress

This Day in Music

  • 1974 - Gladys Knight & the Pips, Neither One of Us wins a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group, or Chorus
  • 1974 - Gladys Knight & The Pips, Midnight Train to Georgia wins a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group
  • 1983 - The first CD players were released in America
  • 1988 - U2's The Joshua Tree wins the Grammy for Album of the Year and Best Performance by Rock Duo or Group with Vocal
  • 1991 - Chris Isaak's, Wicked Game hits #6 on the US chart. An instrumental version of the song was featured in the 1990 David Lynch film, Wild at Heart
  • 1994 - Miami begins a Latin Walk of Fame, with the 1st star going to Gloria Estefan

I love the song Wicked Game (above) by Chris Isaak, it's in my top 10 list of all time favorite songs! I'm shocked it didn't make it all the way to #1.

This Day in Sports

  • 1874 - Baseball batter's box is officially adopted
  • 1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
  • 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks
  • 1968 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming of the US

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

party favor (noun)

1. A small gift given to a guest at a party, as a souvenir.

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