2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 2, include:
Dr. Seuss Day
National Banana Cream Pie Day
National Day of Action (Peace Corps) - March 2, 2017
National Old Stuff Day
Read Across America Day - March 2, 2017 (Falls during the week of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd)
Texas Independence Day -
World Book Day - March 2, 2017 - First Thursday in March (Primarily in United Kingdom and Ireland - most other Countries observe this day on April 23rd)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 2, are:
Bird Health Awareness Week - February 28 - March 4, 2017
Jewish Book Week - February 25 - March 5, 2017
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
Peace Corps Week - February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 26 - March 4, 2017
Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
2017 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.
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 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
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.
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)
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.
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. (Be forewarned...the video is a little racy though)
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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