March 21

March 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 21, include:

  • Big Bang Day 
  • Brain Injury Awareness Day - March 21, 2018 (Third Wednesday in March)
  • California Strawberry Day 
  • Education Freedom Day
  • International Colour Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 
  • International Day of Forests and the Tree 
  • International Day of Nowruz 
  • Kick Butts Day - March 21, 2018 (Third Wednesday in March)
  • National Common Courtesy Day 
  • National Day of Action on Syringe Exchange 
  • National Flower Day 
  • National Fragrance Day 
  • National French Bread Day 
  • National Rosie The Riveter Day - March 21, 2018
  • Nowruz - March 21, 2018
  • Single Parents Day 
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day 
  • WE Day - March 21, 2018
  • World Down Syndrome Day 
  • World Poetry Day 
  • World Puppetry Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 21, are:

  • Act Happy Week - March 19-25, 2018 (Starts on Third Monday)
  • American Chocolate Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Consider Christianity Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Begins the Second Sunday before Easter)
  • 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 Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Button Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Fix a Leak Week - March 19-25, 2018
  • National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Week of March)
  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
  • Passiontide - March 18-31, 2018 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
  • Passion Week - March 18-24, 2018 (Starts on the Fifth Sunday in Lent; the Week before Holy Week)
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination - March 21-27
  • Wellderly Week - March 19-25, 2018 (Third Mon-Sun Week)
  • World Folktales & Fables Week - March 18-24, 2018

2018 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.


  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 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.

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!


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

Matthew Broderick, born on March 21, 1962, starred in the hilarious Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  There was a bunch of great quotes in the movie.

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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