March 21

March 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on March 21, include:

  • Afghanistan Day 
  • Big Bang Day 
  • California Strawberry Day 
  • Education Freedom Day 
  • Gallo Wine Day 
  • International Colour Day 
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 
  • International Day of Forests and the Tree
  • International Day of Nowruz 
  • International Sports Car Racing Day - March 21, 2020 (Third Saturday in March)
  • Maple Syrup Saturday - March 21, 2020 - (Third Saturday of March)
  • Memory Day 
  • National Common Courtesy Day 
  • National Corndog Day - March 21, 2020 (Third Saturday of March)
  • National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange 
  • National Flower Day 
  • National Fragrance Day 
  • National French Bread Day 
  • National Healthy Fats Day 
  • National Quilting Day - March 21, 2020 (Third Saturday of March)
  • National Renewable Energy Day 
  • National Rosie The Riveter Day 
  • Play the Recorder Day - March 21, 2020 (Third Saturday of March)
  • Save the Panther Day - March 21, 2020
  • Single Parents Day 
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day 
  • Twitter Day 
  • Walk in the Sand Day - March 21, 2020
  • WE Day - March 21, 2020
  • World Down Syndrome Day 
  • World Poetry Day 
  • World Puppetry Day
  • Worldwide Quilting Day - March 21, 2020 (Third Saturday in March)

2020 Weekly Holidays that include March 21, are:

  • Act Happy Week - March 16-22, 2020 (Starts on Third Monday of March)
  • American Chocolate Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • American Crossword Puzzles Week - March 20-22, 2020
  • Brain Awareness Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • International Brain Awareness Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • International Teach Music Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • Lent - February 26 - April 9, 2020
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 2020)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Button Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Fix a Leak Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Fragrance Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
  • National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Week of March)
  • National Introverts Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Orthodox Lent - March 2 - April 18, 2020
  • Shakespeare Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination - March 21-27
  • Wellderly Week - March 16-22, 2020 (Third Mon-Sun Week)
  • World Folktales & Fables Week - March 15-21, 2020

2020 Monthly Holidays that include March 21, 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

  • Cricket World Cup - February 13 - March 29, 2020
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 3-22, 2020 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - March 7-22, 2020  - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 14-22, 2020 (Indianapolis, IN)
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 11, 2020
  • Ultra Music Festival - March 20-22, 2020 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 21 is Aries.


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

See our new GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1685 -Johann Sebastian Bach
  • 1713 – Francis Lewis, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1803)
  • 1906 – John D. Rockefeller III, American philanthropist (d. 1978)
  • 1910 – Julio Gallo, American vintner (d. 1993)
  • 1946 – Timothy Dalton, British actor (Scarlett, James Bond Movies - The Living Daylights and License to Kill)
  • 1949 – Eddie Money, American singer-songwriter
  • 1962 – Matthew Broderick, American actor (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) (Check out my Super Bowl page, for the hilarious extended commercial that Matthew did for Honda CRV, called Matthew's Day Off.)
  • 1962 – Rosie O'Donnell, American comedian and actress


Famous Deaths

  • 1943 – Cornelia Fort, First American Female Pilot to die for the U.S. Military (b. 1919)
  • 1987 – Dean Paul Martin, American tennis player, singer, actor, and military pilot died in a plane crash while serving in the Air National Guard (b. 1951)
  • 1994 - Dack Rambo, actor (Dallas) (b. 1941)
  • 2005 – Barney Martin, American actor (Seinfeld) (b. 1923)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1891 - A Hatfield marries a McCoy, and ends the 20 year long feud in West Virginia that started with an accusation of pig stealing 
  • 2009 - Actor Bruce Willis weds model and actress Emma Heming 
  • 2009 - British singer Natasha Bedingfield weds California businessman Matthew Robinson


Quote of the Day

Worry weighs a person down;
An encouraging word cheers a person up!
Proverbs 12:25

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. ~Proverbs 12:25

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 21, is a Spicy Orange Lentil Soup Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 21, is a Spicy Orange Lentil Soup Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

Adding a pot of soup to your meal each week is a healthy diet habit and a great lifestyle solution to adopt. Soups that are not cream based are usually calorie friendly and very filling. Add a chopped salad and a chunk of artisan bread for a delicious meat free, vegetarian, or vegan meal.

  • 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

  • 1788 – A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins
  • 1851 - Yosemite Valley discovered in California
  • 1857 – An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000
  • 1928 – Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight
  • 1935 - Persia officially renamed Iran
  • 1943 - Assassination attempt on Hitler fails
  • 1951 - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea
  • 1963 – Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes
  • 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1970 - The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto
  • 1980 - On TV show Dallas, J.R. is shot (this was a big cliff hanger as to who did it)
  • 1984 - Soviet sub crashes into USS aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off Japan
  • 1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon


This Day in Music

  • 1964 - The Beatles', She Loves You, hits #1
  • 1975 - Frankie Valli's My Eyes Adored You, hits #1
  • 1984 - John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, dedicates a section of New York City's Central Park as a place of meditation called Strawberry Fields
  • 1989 - Dick Clark announces the end of his 33 years as host of American Bandstand
  • 1994 - Bruce Springsteen wins an Oscar for the song Streets of Philadelphia from the Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia



Eddie Money was born on this day in 1949.  Above, is one of his favorites of mine, Take Me Home Tonight featuring Ronnie Spector.


This Day in Sports

  • 1964 - UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • 1970 - Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports
  • 1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a US boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1994 - Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

itchy trigger finger (noun)

1. (idiomatic) A tendency to act in haste or without consideration

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