March 20

March 20 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on March 20, include:

  • Atheists Pride Day - March 20 and June 6
  • Bed in for Peace Day 
  • Bibliomania Day 
  • Bock Beer Day 
  • Extraterrestrial Abductions Day 
  • Great American MEAT-OUT Day 
  • Hufflepuff Pride Day 
  • International Astrology Day - March 20, 2024 (Usually either March 20 or March 21 - falls on the same day as the Northward Equinox - Spring equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Fall equinox in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • International Day of Happiness 
  • International Francophonie Day
  • Kick Butts Day - March 20, 2024 (Third Wednesday in March)
  • Kiss Your Fiance Day 
  • National Jump Out Day 
  • National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
  • National Ravioli Day 
  • UN French Language Day 
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor Day 
  • World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People 
  • World Frog Day 
  • World Sparrow Day -

2024 Weekly Holidays that include March 20, are:

  • Act Happy Week - March 18-24, 2024 (Starts on Third Monday of March)
  • American Chocolate Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Clutter Awareness Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Consider Christianity Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Begins 2nd Sunday Before Easter)
  • Global Money Week - March 18-24, 2024
  • International Goof Off Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • International Teach Music Week - March 18-24, 2024 (7 days starting from Third Monday in March)
  • Jobs for Teens Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Lent - February 14 - March 26, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 31, 2024)
  • National Agriculture Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Week in March that has March 21st in it)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Anonymous Giving Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Bubble Week - March 17-23, 2024 (First Week of Spring)
  • National Button Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Clean Out Your Closet Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week - March 18-24, 2024
  • National Fix a Leak Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Week of March)
  • National Introverts Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Native American Awareness Week - March 18-22, 2024
  • Orthodox Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 18, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Passion Week - March 17 - 23, 2024 (Week Before Holy Week)
  • Passiontide - March 17 - 30, 2024 (Passion Week + Holy Week)
  • Ramadan - Evening of March 10, 2024 - Evening of April 8, 2024
  • Schools Library Media Center Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Shakespeare Week - March 18-24, 2024
  • Wellderly Week - March 18-22, 2024 (Five Days Starting on the Third Monday in March)
  • World Folktales & Fables Week - March 17-23, 2024 (Third Full Week in March)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include March 20, 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
(Date Order)

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 14, 2024 (Washington D.C.)


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 20 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

  • 1922 – Carl Reiner, American director, comedian (Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • 1928 – Fred Rogers, American TV host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (d. 2003)
  • 1931 – Hal Linden, American actor (Barney Miller)
  • 1950 - William Hurt, Actor (Body Heat, Big Chill, Children of a Lesser God)
  • 1957 – Spike Lee, American film director
  • 1957 – Theresa Russell, American actress (Black Widow)
  • 1958 – Holly Hunter, American actress (The Piano, The Firm)


Famous Deaths

  • 1726 – Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian (b. 1642)
  • 1918 - Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • 1931 - Hermann Müller, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
  • 1967 - A J F Moody, 1st US Army General to die in Vietnam
  • 1991 - Conor Clapton, Eric Clapton's son, falls out of 53rd floor window at 5
  • 2020 - Kenny Rogers - American Country singer (b. 1938)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1969 - John Lennon (The Beatles) marries Yoko Ono
  • 1984 - Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats marries actress Britt Ekland
  • 1999 -Actress Annette O' Toole weds Actor Michael McKean


Quote of the Day

International Day of Happiness is on March 20th!


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 20, (The First Day of Spring), is a bunch of Spring Weight Loss Tips, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 20, (The First Day of Spring), is a bunch of Spring Weight Loss Tips, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.


This Day in History

  • 1602 – The Dutch East India Company is established and is the first company to issue stock.
  • 1616 – After 13 years of imprisonment, Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London 
  • 1760 – The "Great Fire" of Boston, Massachusetts, destroys 349 buildings
  • 1815 - Napoleon enters Paris after escape from Elba, and begins a 100 day rule
  • 1816 - US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
  • 1852 – Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published
  • 1854 – The Republican Party of the US is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin
  • 1886 - 1st AC power plant in the US begins commercial operation, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • 1916 – Albert Einstein publishes his General Theory of Relativity
  • 1944 - Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes
  • 1952 – The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan
  • 1954 - 1st newspaper vending machine used in Columbia Pennsylvania
  • 1969 - US President Nixon proclaims he will end the Vietnam war in 1970
  • 1976 - Patricia Hearst convicted of armed robbery
  • 1987 - FDA approves the sale of AZT for AIDS treatment
  • 1995 - Poison Gas is released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
  • 1999 – Legoland California, opens in Carlsbad, California (First one outside of Europe)
  • 2015 - A Supermoon, Solar eclipse and equinox happen on the same day


This Day in Music

  • 1961 - Elvis Presley's Surrender hits #1
  • 1970 - Elton John's Border Song is released
  • 1972 - America's A Horse With No Name hits #1
  • 1982 - Joan Jett & Blackhearts' I Love Rock 'n' Roll hits #1 for 7 weeks
  • 1991 - Michael Jackson signs a $65 million deal with Sony, the largest contract renewal to date



Above, is the Unplugged Version, of Tears in Heaven, by Eric Clapton, a song to honor his son Connor who fell from a 53 floor window on this day in 1991. 

This Day in Sports

  • 1897 - 1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10
  • 1914 - 1st International figure-skating tournament held in the US, in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1972 - 19 mountain climbers are killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
  • 1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
  • 1988 - Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1990 - LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
  • 1993 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (36.02 sec)
  • 1997 - Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne, is won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

forethoughtful (adjective)

1. Having or full of forethought; provident; proactive; visionary.

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